Chinese Cabbage
 
 
 
 
Cabbage Napa Green Hakusai Seed Package PictureChinese Cabbage

English Name - Chinese cabbage

Japanese Name - 60日白菜 (60 nichi hakusai)

Picture - Chinese cabbage seeds
Picture - Chinese cabbage ready for harvest #1
Picture - Chinese cabbage ready for harvest #2
Picture - Harvested Chinese cabbage
Picture - Seed package of another variety used this year
Picture - Seed package of another 50 day variety used this year

Chinese cabbage, AKA hakusai in Japan, is pretty much a staple food during the cooler months. The typhoons pretty much wiped out everything but a couple of huge Chinese cabbages made it through and were harvested. Thanks to favorable conditions the Chinese cabbage is doing much better this year.
Huge Hakusai

This couple were pretty huge, especially the hakusai in the foreground.

Picture - A couple of hukusai ready for harvest.
Nice Texture

These hakusai leaves came out pretty good and were a nice addition to the nabe pot during those cool season nights.

Picture - Washed hakusai leaves.
Cabbage Santo Green Santousai Seed Package PictureChinese Cabbage

English Name - Chinese cabbage

Japanese Name - 三東菜 (santousai)

Picture - Chinese cabbage seeds
Picture - Chinese cabbage ready for harvest
Picture - Harvested Chinese cabbage

This is a different kind of Chinese cabbage. A few of them were harvested in spite of the typhoons.
Cabbage Santo Green Santousai Harvest Washed PictureWashed Leaves

These leaves were much softer than the leaves of the more traditional Chinese cabbage shown above.

Picture - Washed Chinese cabbage leaves.
Lettuce Green Yukishirotaina Seed Package PictureLeaf Cabbage

English Name - Green lettuce leaf

Japanese Name - 雪白体菜 (yukishirotaina)

Picture - Chinese cabbage seeds
Picture - Chinese cabbage ready for harvest
Picture - Harvested Chinese cabbage

This is yet another kind of Chinese cabbage.
Tanegashima Japan Farming Subtropical Climate Growing Producing Gardening Farm Plan Vegetables Lettuce Green Yukishirotaina Harvest Washed PictureSmall Harvest

This year only a few leaves were harvested thanks to the typhoons.

Picture - A few Chinese cabbage leaves.
Resources

As an amateur farmer, I am constantly looking for information to make things easier, and to be more productive in my farms.

My best resource though is all of you REAL FARMERS out there. If you are growing Chinese cabbage, please take some time and post a comment with your thoughts, suggestions, constructive criticism, and links to useful sites.

Your input will be greatly appreciated not only by me, but anyone else visiting this page. Thanking you ahead of time for posting.

For now check out the following links, which I found to be very useful.

Picture - Chinese cabbage seeds.
Wikipedia - general information about Chinese cabbage.
 
 
 
 
 
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