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65-70 Days to maturity. Brassica rapa var pekinensis ‘Hwi Mo Ri’. Hwi Mo Ri Hybrid Chinese Cabbage Seeds. Annual Hybrid. Hwi Mo Ri is an ideal cultivar to use for South Korean Kimchi (Baechu) recipes. It offers a classic mild Chinese Cabbage taste that takes on the flavors of whatever you cook it with. This makes it the best choice for kimchi as the cabbage soaked up the seasonings and spices you choose to use. The Hwi Mo Ri is best known for its traits of being slow to bolt and tolerant of cool temperatures. ~ 1,120 seeds per oz.
Other Common Names:Chinese Cabbage, Napa, Wong bok, Da bai cai, jie qiu bai cai, Bok choy, wong nga pak, wong bak, Hakusai
How to Grow Hwi Mo Ri Chinese Cabbage
Sow in spring while the soil is still cool. Plant again in late summer for harvesting in the fall. If the plants experience late spring frosts or more than a week of nights below 50°F, they are likely to bolt (produce a flowering stalk and stop growing) once warm weather returns.
Because Chinese Cabbages are heavy feeders, apply a balanced fertilizer and maintain nutrient-rich soil. Oats can be used as a companion plant to prevent clubroot and other soil-borne diseases, increase growth, and attract beneficial insects.
Harvesting Chinese Cabbage
Harvest when the heads reach the size you want. In the fall, cut heads high, leaving the plant's base intact. Small heads will often regrow from the stub. During the fall season Chinese Cabbages can tolerate a light frost, but be sure to harvest all cabbage heads before a hard freeze (28F).
Napa cabbage can be eaten raw in salads. It has high water content and takes on a sweet and juicy flavor when cooked, picking up other flavors from the food it's cooked with. Since it softens as well, it's frequently used with meats in stir-fries and soups during the last stages of cooking. Preserve by drying or pickling.
Tips From Our Gardeners
"If you live in a region that has warmer summers, try planting Chinese Cabbage in a partial shade area or use floating row covers to prevent bolting. Rotate plants of the cabbage family with other vegetables to reduce pest issues."
Well-draining, Rich, Slightly Alkaline soil that is 50-60°F.
Pests and Disease:
Common pests and diseases for Chinese Cabbages include flea beetles, cabbageworm, cutworms, cabbage root flies, aphids, clubroot, and other fungi. Keep good garden hygiene to limit issues with these pests and diseases.
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