Brassica chinesis var parachinensis 'Gunsho'
Brassica chinesis var parachinensis 'Gunsho', Green Choy Sum 'Gunsho', Choi Sum, Yi Choy, Flowering Cabbage
Green Choy Sum 'Gun-sho' is a popular variety that is vigorous and productive. The whole plant is edible: Flowers, buds, leaves and stems. The stems are a vibrant bright green, and are usually harvested just before, or as the first few buds are opening. Once cut the stems regrow making this a good cut and come again crop. Excellent in stir fry dishes.
• Hardiness: H3 (1 to -5C)
• Type: Annual
• Height: 30cm
• Spread: 35cm
Green Choy Sum 'Gunsho' is available to buy online as vegetable herb seeds.
• Soil type: Fertile Loam
• pH: Acid -Neutral pH
• Habit: Clump
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• Flowering time:
• Uses: Culinary (Read Jekka's Guide To Culinary Herbs for more information)
• Attracts pollinators: No
• Container suitability: No
• UK native: No
• Caution: N/A
Jekka's "How to Grow Herbs" videos, includes Jekka's video on how to sow seeds for an informative step-by-step guide to seed sowing.
Growing indoors? Check out Jekka's blog on indoor herb gardening for some advice.
One of our three core roots is that we are Environmentally Conscious and for the past 30 years all the herbs grown at Jekka’s have been raised following sustainable, environmentally friendly and organic approaches resulting in a remarkable biodiversity at the herb farm.
Our herb seeds are also untreated and can be used to grow organic herb plants.