Chinese cabbage

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Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage
SpeciesBrassica rapa
Cultivar groupChinensis Group, Pekinensis Group
OriginChina, before the 15th century
Cultivar group membersMany; see text.

Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa, subspecies pekinensis and chinensis) is among the cultivar groups of Chinese leaf vegetables. It is usually used in Chinese cuisine. They are the Pekinensis Group (napa cabbage) and the Chinensis Group (bok choy). It is a variant cultivars or subspecies of the turnip.