Monday 21 November 2022

Atsuko Chinese Cabbage

Chinese cabbage 'Atsuko' from Organic Gardening Catalogue 45 Seeds for £2.39 
is a fast-growing variety producing firm, barrel-shaped pale green heads weighing 1-2kg. 

The leaves are sweet with a full and intense flavour and have good storage potential. Store cabbages at 0-1 degree C

Ready to harvest in 90-95 days.

Spacing 400mm x 300mm. Sow direct and thin to required spacing 

I've not grown this variety of cabbage before but love the fact that it can be planted in July and August and provide cabbage in October and November.  

Chinese Cabbage is halfway between green lettuce and white cabbage, Chinese cabbage has an elongated head of large bright green leaves on thick white stalks. With its delicate flavour, this cruciferous vegetable can be eaten raw or cooked.

Chinese cabbage originating near the Beijing region of China that is widely used in East Asian cuisine. Since the 20th century, it has also become a widespread crop in Europe, the Americas and Australia.

Cabbage also has over twice of the dietary fiber that lettuce has, which makes it a good substitute in a salad. The nutritional content is also different between the two foods. Cabbage contains about 60% of the average Vitamin C intake, while lettuce only has about 4% of the average Vitamin C intake needed.

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