Brassica rapa, Chinensis Group 50 days. May be grown from early spring to late fall. Pac Choi has thick, round, medium green leaves on a 10 inch tall, thick stalk. Its sweet, mild flavor makes for a pleasurable contribution to salads. Pac Choi is an excellent alternative to celery and is often used in Asian cooking. Thin to 12 inches for fully developed plants. One of the most bolt-resistant varieties we have trialed.
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|Soil Temp for Germ.||Days to Emergence||Seed Depth||Thin Plants To||Seed Spacing||Row Spacing||Min. Germ.||Seed Life||Seeds per 1/4 gram||Fertilizer Needs|
|45-75°F||2-15||1/4"||12-18"||1"||18-36"||75%||3 years||≈ 63-90||Medium|
Brassica rapa, Chinensis Group
Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.
• Pac Choi is a cool season crop that performs best in spring and fall in a wide range of soil types
• Young plants exposed to temperature fluctuations can result in bolting
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For a spring crop, sow after the danger of frost
• Fall crops can be sown July—mid-August
• Sow seeds 4 weeks before anticipated transplant date for a spring crop or July/August for a fall crop
Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea and cucumber beetles, slugs, earwigs
• Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers at planting, Cabbage Collars for slugs
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation
Harvest & Storage
• Harvest as soon as mature to avoid bolting
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity
KEY TO PAC CHOI DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
F | Fusarium Wilt
PB | Clubroot