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Apr 3, 2011 12:34 AM

Identify this vegetable

I bought this at a traditional market in Taiwan. Does anyone know what it is? It's about 30 cm long from the base to the start of the leaves.


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    1. re: erica

      Thanks! I've never even heard of this one.

      1. re: erica

        The greens at the top, "cut off" and used separately - aren't they also what is known as "Taiwanese Lettuce" or "A" Choy ? Or grown and picked when small without the stem allowed to develop? Or is that something else altogether?

        1. re: huiray


          A choy I spotted at a market this past weekend had bigger leaves and a smaller stem than celtuse-- but still a bigger stem than I've seen for A Choy anytime in the past. I wish I'd taken a picture or bought some... is one plant a derivative of the other?

          This article says they're the same, but I'm skeptical:

          Some A choy background: