Brassica rapa Pekinensis group
This early maturity Chinese cabbage hybrid (nappa) has many excellent qualities. It is widely adaptable for most North American growing areas, strong bolting tolerance, and is resistant to viruses, Downy mildew, leaf spot, Alternaria leaf spot, and Bacterial soft rot. Mature barrel shaped heads are moderate head height, medium green outer leaves and can weigh 4.5 lbs. Recommended for summer to early winter harvest.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 415-500 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 50-60 days
- Planting season: Spring or late summer/fall
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Cultivation: This variety is bred for spring to early summer harvest in areas where bolting is a problem. It also grows well as a late summer to early winter crop. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost or late summer/early fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Exposing plants to frost or prolonged temperatures below 50°F may result in bolting.
Note: Chinese Cabbage requires vernalization. Bud differentiation and bolting results from low temperatures of 41°F for a week or 50°F for two weeks. For spring harvest, transplant seedlings with 5-7 true leaves raised at 73-75°F during the day and over 53°F at night. Providing plants with adequate water and fertilizer after transplanting will promote faster growth.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Used in sukiyaki, yosenabe, ohitashi, stir-fries, pickling and salad.