This is the unique RED Chinese Cabbage everyone has been waiting for! RCC9 has deeper red-purple color than RCC3 with the exterior and interior leaves having the nice red-purple color. Size is smaller than RCC3. RCC9 is not suitable in some regions because its early-bolting and is prone to internal tipburn (decay of inner leaves).There is approximately 5% green Chinese cabbage off-type. Clubroot resistant. Excellent for fresh salad and pickling.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well drained soil that is slightly acidic. Plant in full sun after last frost. Prefers cooler temperatures and best transplanted in early spring or late summer/early fall. 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.