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Broccoli, Chinese

White flowering, Gay Lon, Gai Lan, Kailaan

Cruciferae Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra (Bailey) Musil.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The plant and edible portions are similar to sprouting broccoli, which see, except for the lighter color of the edible flower stalk and head. Like sprouting broccoli, these are harvested at the bud stage and used as pot herbs or in salads.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch