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Choi Sum

More of us should grow choi sum, the easy, ready-in-six-weeks, hardy Chinese stir-fry green. It's so delicious.
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5 seedlings

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Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
15cm (6in)
Group/Species
Spencer
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
15cm (6in)

Description

More of us should grow Choi sum, the easy, ready-in-six weeks, hardy Chinese stir-fry green. It’s so delicious, both the smaller leaves in salad and larger leaves and flower buds, cooked like tender stem broccoli, in a stir fry. Blanch them quickly and then fry quickly over intense heat with ginger and garlic.

Care Tips

Space plants 10-15cm for cut-and-come-again, 20cm if you want large leaves and crunchy stems. Protect with a physical barrier of fleece where flea beetle is a problem.