Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis
Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis or Chinese cabbage originated near the Beijing region of China and is widely used in East Asian cuisine. Chinese cabbage is a cool season annual vegetable which grows best when the days are short and mild. The plant grows to an oblong shaped head consisting of tightly arranged crinkly, thick, light-green leaves with prominent white veins. Innermost layer leaves feature light yellow colour.