What are the pros? Taste, Growth, Bug Resistance
What are the cons? Prickly Leaves
Wong Bok has a great napa cabbage flavor and has a nice crunchy leaf stem even when cooked in stews/soup (the ones I usually get in stores turn to mush). My mom says it reminds her of a napa variety that she used to eat in China. I planted seeds in late October, transplanted in mid-November, and began harvesting in early January until now... harvested my last napa today (early Feb). I was surprised that it formed nice heads despite this being a very warm winter... average temps have been in the high 70s. The cabbage grew to a height of 18-24" and spread of 10-12". There were lots of aphids in our garden this year, but for some reason they never got to the Wong Bok cabbage :) One downside is the prickly leaves, but they seem to completely disappear when cooked. Will be growing again next year, and highly recommend this variety.
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