Looking for Wong Cai

rebecca2003(Z7 VA)January 7, 2008


I am looking for this leafy vegetable to add to the garden. I know the Chinese name is "Wong Cai", "Cai" means vegetable. It has bright green, heart shaped leaves, round and hollow stems. Young stems and leaves are cut from the plant, usually stir-fried. Then the plant will regrow for next harvest. It is said that Vitamin C content is very high in the vegetable.

I don't know the Enlish name or scintific name. And I don't know what the plant looks like in the garden.

Tried to search the internet and did not find any thing like it. I think I will try my luck here. I really appraciate information like the Enlish/scintific name and a place where I can buy seeds.

Happy new year to everyone.

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Water Convolvulus ( Ipomoea aquatica Forssk.)
Other names: Water Spinach, Tropical spinach. Kankon, Weng Cai, Ngung Choi, Ung Tsoi, Ung Choi, Kong Xin Cai, Tong Sin Tsai, Toongsintsai, Hung sam choi, Ong tung tso; Ong Choy,


    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 11:28AM
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rebecca2003(Z7 VA)

Thanks, newgardener in TX.

Well, since USDA has a problem with it, I think this is the end of of seed inquiry. How sad.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 12:29PM
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You can go to asian supermarket to buy the vegitable and pick the strong one to transplant to your garden. It grows like a weed if enough water is given.

new gardener

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 12:59PM
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rebecca2003(Z7 VA)

Good idea, I will try. Thanks.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 9:31AM
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crabjoe(z7 MD)

Follow the link....

Here is a link that might be useful: You can get your Wong Cai seeds here.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2008 at 2:23PM
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