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Cabbage, Napa Chinese Michihili

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Napa Cabbage is a soft, loose leaf variety of Chinese Cabbage with a cylinder shape, looking more like a large romaine lettuce. The dense, narrow outer leaves are dark green with lighter green to almost white interior leaves. Has a crisp, subtle and pleasant flavor.

  • Botanical Name – Brassica chinensis
  • Zone 3-9
  • Plant Height –
  • Days to Maturity – 75-80 Days
  • Treated – No
  • Germination Time – 8-12 Days
  • Breed – Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate – 90%
  • Lifecycle – Annual
  • Sunlight – Full Sun
  • Watering – Average to Moderate
  • Sow Method – Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Sow Depth – 1/4-1/2"
  • Plant Spacing – 12 inch
  • Row Spacing – 18-36"
  • Season of Interest – Warm/Cool
  • Head Weight - 2-3 lbs.
  • Small  Garden Pack – 75 Seeds

Did you know… At the turn of the century, cabbage was thought to be food for the poor. It is now regarded as one of the most nutritional vegetables and is thought to have strong anti-aging and anti-cancer properties.

CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo

Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year. 

All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.

This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.

Nutritional Value & Health Benefits

There are literally hundreds of varieties of cabbage. The most popular varieties in the United States are green cabbage and bok choy. As with broccoli, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable and may reduce the risk of some forms of cancer including colorectal cancers. Cabbage is also high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber. Other substantial nutrients in a half cup cooked cabbage include the following.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup cooked green cabbage)

  • Calories 16
  • Dietary fiber 2.9 grams
  • Carbohydrates 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C 18.2 mg