Brassica rapa var pekinensis
Kogane means gold in Japanese. When mature, the loose head, fluffy head type, can weigh up to 8 lbs and has a yellow core surrounded by crumpled green outer leaves. It has good flavor and is popular for pickling and cooking. Creates a nice contrast with darker greens for microgreens and baby leaf. Best grown in mild climates.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 750-1100 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. 5-7 days microgreens, 70-80 days to maturity
- Planting season: Spring
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Cultivation: Chinese cabbage prefers cool temperatures for its main growing season. This variety grows well in mild climate areas in full sun. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Exposure to frost or prolonged temperatures below 50°F may result in bolting.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Used in stir-fry, sukiyaki, yosenabe, ohitashi, tsukemono (pickling), and salad.