What are the pros? Sweet taste
What are the cons? Not a huge harvest-worth
This winter, I decided to try a bunch of completely unfamiliar asian greens. This plant intrigued me since here in SoCal we traditionally have very mild winters which prevents crown broccoli from forming well, and it appeared to be in line with sprouting broccoli / broccolini. I have been growing Broccoli rabe / rapini for multiple years which always does well but has a pretty offputting bitter taste (even blanching doesnt fully eliminate). Enter Chinese Kale, Yod Fah!! This became the successful solution to me having a broccoli-like plant with a SWEET flavor. Oh man, it is so good!! There is limited info on this particular chinese kale (most speak of Gai lan), but Yod fah appears to follow it with growing and cooking information. I wasn't sure when to harvest it and may have waited a bit too long with lots of white flowers open. Unlik most winter greens... the flowering does not signify it is now a loss and bitter from bolting. Amazing flavor when steamed and sauteed.
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