Purple Vita Hybrid
Brassica rapa Chinensis Group
Purple Vita is a pak choi hybrid that is dark purple color leaves with green petioles. The leaves are round shape with green color under leaf. A uniform and easy to grow plant that is tender, mildly flavored, and can be harvested at any stage, microgreens, baby leaf or whole plants at full maturity. Produces nice color under warm and cool temperatures.
- Cool season annual
- 156,000-185,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 20-25 days for baby leaf, 45-55 days to maturity
- Planting season: Spring/late summer-early fall
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost to early summer or late summer/early fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Mulch fall crops to help avoid premature bolting. Most vegetables leave having red or purple color is called “anthocyan” which is generally developed by lower temperature. Growing temperatures 50-60°F should be adequate to develop “anthocyan” after the seeds have germinated. We cannot tell exactly how long exposure should be under low temperatures. The grower should trial different methods and observe how the plant reacts.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Delicious baby leaf for salad. Mature plants are steamed, stir-fried, and braised.