Chinese Cabbage

Chinese Cabbage

Chinese Cabbage (Brassica rapa Var. pekinenis) also known as Wombok, Celery Cabbage, Napa Cabbage and Tientsin Cabbage is a member of the Brassica family.

As with many commercial crops there are a number of cultivars available.

The most common cultivar used in Victoria is the Manoko.

Wombok has an oval shape, with layers of pale green and white leaves.

The cabbage grows to approximately 40cm in height. Generally the leaves of a Wombok are thinner and softer and naturally curlier than other cabbage’s.

Wombok are high in Vitimin’s A & C, they contain Calcium, iron, magniesum and provide a good source of folate and dietry fibre all while being low in fat.

Wombok has a mild sweet flavour, with a slightly peppery leaf.

Wombok is a hugely versatile vegetable and can be used is salads, stir-fry’s , as a cabbage roll, coleslaws, soups and as a vegetable dish, to name a few.

Wombok is commonly eaten raw, steamed or stir-fried.


  • Plant Size: 40 cm
  • Time to Harvest: 8 - 12 weeks
  • Availability: Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July