Brassica oleracea var. capitata
This popular Japanese hybrid is vigorous, easy to grow and has good heat tolerance. The medium size deep green head weighs 3 to 3 1/2 lbs and has a slightly flattened shape. It can be planted intensively and harvested summer through fall. Strongly resistant to fusarium wilt (yellows) and moderately resistant to black rot.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 280-300 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. 65 days to maturity
- Planting season: Late spring/summer
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Cultivation: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence (about 75ºF). Then keep plants about 60ºF. Optimum growing temperature range is between 60-70ºF. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Transplant in late spring/summer (soil temperatures at least above 60°F) in a very warm and sunny location.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Culinary tips: Use in salad, sukiyaki, ohitashi, yosenabe, stir-fry, soup and pickling.