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Brassica rapa narinosa - (L.H.Bailey.)Hanelt.

Common Name Chinese Savoy
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A cultivar of garden origin.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Brassica rapa narinosa Chinese Savoy


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Brassica rapa narinosa is a BIENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw or cooked.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[200]. Prefers a pH of 5.5 to 7[200]. Tolerates a pH in the range 4.3 to 7.5. Prefers a cool moist reasonably fertile soil[52]. Chinese savoy is often cultivated, especially in the Orient, for its edible leaves. There are some named varieties.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ in the spring and early summer.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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