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Nozaki Chinese Cabbage | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds


Brassica rapa

A quick-heading Chinese cabbage for the fall garden.


A big bed of Chinese Cabbages in the fall means good eating for the winter months. While the cabbage heads themselves are excellent storage crops, they are also the main ingredient in one of the world's most beloved fermented foods: kim chi. Made by salting chinese cabbage until it wilts, then fermenting for a few weeks with ginger, scallions, garlic, and hot peppers, kim chi lasts for months in the refrigerator and enlivens any winter dish. Nozaki is a hard-to-find open-pollinated variety that heads up quickly into small heads with frilly outer leaves.


Art Pack, 250 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

  • Growing Information

    Days to Germination 3 - 10 days
    Days to Maturity 70 days
    Planting Depth 1/2"
    Spacing in Row 24"
    Spacing Between Rows 24"
    Height at Maturity 18 inches
    Width at Maturity 24 inches


    Start indoors at indicated timing, or direct sow and thin to indicated spacing. Chinese cabbage bolts easily when exposed to the warm temperatures of summer, so be sure to start it early or wait to plant a fall crop when it is much easier to grow. Great eaten raw, stir fried or pickled.

  • About the Art

    Zhong-hua Lu is a native of Shandong Province, China, and has been an American Citizen since 2002. Zhong-hua learned to paint from his father as a child and continued to practice throughout the Cultural Revolution when traditional arts were banned. Zhong-hua lives with his wife Ellen in rural upstate New York where he daily practices the traditional Chinese arts of Qigong, Chinese brush painting, and Tai Chi. Zhong-hua was a New York State Foundation for the Arts fellowship finalist in Folk Arts in 2015 and currently teaches at the Capital District Art Center.