Choy Sum (Brassica rapa var. parachinensis)
Choy Sum ‘Purple Tower’ is best grown as an annual with crunchy distinctive tasty purple stems. The leaves and flowers can also be eaten, having a mild mustard flavour. Extensively used in Asian cooking, either blanched, in soups, salads or authentic stir fry dishes.
English common name: Chinese flowering cabbage
Typical stem size: 20cm x 2cm (length x width)
Maturity: 60-80 days
Production: open field
Culinary use: chopped in stir-fries, steam stems for soups or eat flowers and leaves in salads.