How to harvest: Pick the outer leaves by hand or with scissors. Leave the central leaves in place for repeated harvests.

Price: € 1,50/ 100g

Meal ideas: You can think of Bekana as an open-leaved Chinese Cabbage, but its soft texture makes it almost a completely different vegetable. As a result it’s great for adding a sweet, delicate flavour and crunch to summer salads, or can be lightly sautéed as a side dish. Chinese takeaway fans will recognise the white central ribs of the leaves as the delicious crunchy bits from sweet ‘n’ sour or stir fry dishes.