Pac Choi

Ching-Chiang Pac Choi

Ching-Chiang Pac Choi

OV578

Brassica rapa, Chinensis Group 40 days. This early dwarf pac choi is a real performer in the home garden. It is sturdier and stockier than most dwarf varieties. Ching-Chiang has smooth medium green leaves and thick petioles that have a wonderful mild flavor, are tender, and have very few strings. Bred to be tolerant to heat, rain, cold, and dampness. Ching-Chiang is a great variety for early spring planting.

Winter Growing Information

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 250-350 seeds per gram.
  • OV578/S
  • 1 gram
  • $2.65

  • OV578/P
  • 4 grams
  • $4.65

  • OV578/B
  • 1/2 oz
  • $6.95

  • OV578C1
  • 1 oz
  • $8.65

  • OV578C2
  • 1/4 lb
  • $22.45

  • OV578C3
  • 1 lb
  • $37.55
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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