Late Choy Sum – Zeng Cheng


Pack ~ 500 seeds/每包约500粒。

50 in stock


Zeng Cheng Choy Sum is one of the most famous Choy Sum in southern China. It is usually grown in winter and takes longer time to produce flower stalk than other varieties.

Start sowing in Autumn, 60 days later, it will grow flower stalk. Zeng Cheng produces huge flower stalk which could weigh over 1 pound. Its flower stalk is tall and thick which is amazingly juicy and tender with great sweetness. The stem is so thick. It can slice into thin pieces used in stir-frying.  Like other late choy sum, Zeng Cheng can be grown in Spring when it will flower earlier with thinner main stalks but equally many side stalks.

Check out our YouTube videos for suggestions on how to start Choy Sum seeds and how to grow Choy Sum in your garden!

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Weight 3.5 g