45-50 days mature plants
Also known as flowering cabbage or Chinese flowering cabbage. Purple flower stalks and petioles with green leaves and yellow buds. Cut young as salad leaves or mature for edible inflorescences, delicate and sweet flavour, ideal in stir fry or raw in salads. Spring and early summer sowings can bolt prematurely in warmer climates. Best sown mid to late summer into early autumn. Can be harvested into following spring if winter is not too harsh. Can be sown autumn, transplanted into polytunnels or greenhouse for a winter harvest.