Although technically a Chinese cabbage, does not form heads, but instead forms bunches of long, thick stalks. Fast-growing flowering brassica is called yu choi when harvested for the leafy greens and yu choi sum when the plant sends up a flower stalk and sets buds. Harvest the florets with the tender young leaves for great flavor and texture. Generally mild with a slight mustard-green flavor.
Moderately high barrel head (with medium green outer leaves) can weigh 4.5 lbs. Strong bolting tolerance, resistant to viruses, downy mildew, leaf spot, and bacterial soft rot. Used in sukiyaki, yosenabe, ohitashi, stir-fries, pickling and salad.
This very tender and juicy variety is called palm cabbage because the plant looks just like a little palm tree. It is also known as dinosaur, Lacinato or Tuscan kale. A hardy, non-heading variety that produces juicy, very tender and delicious dark green leaves. Harvest young for best flavor.