Pac Choi

Chinese Pac Choi

Chinese Pac Choi

OV579

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.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 250-350 seeds per gram.
  • OV579/S
  • 1 gram
  • $2.80

  • OV579/P
  • 4 grams
  • $5.65

  • OV579/B
  • 1/2 oz
  • $10.95

  • OV579C1
  • 1 oz
  • $13.45

  • OV579C2
  • 1/4 lb
  • $27.50

  • OV579C3
  • 1 lb
  • $52.55
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
45-75°F2-151/4"12-18"1"18-36"75%3 years≈ 250-350Medium


Brassica rapa, Chinensis Group

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• 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

Direct Sowing
• For a spring crop, sow after the danger of frost
• Fall crops can be sown July—mid-August

Transplanting
• Sow seeds 2 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