Pac Choi

Joi Choi Pac Choi

Joi Choi Pac Choi

OV580

Brassica rapa, Chinensis Group 45 days. Joi Choi grows amazingly large and fast compared to Pac Choi. With much darker green leaves, the stalks are also whiter, thicker, up to 11 inches long and more highly refined. Remarkably juicy, it has a pleasing mild flavor with a hint of mustard. Best sown in the spring and fall. Slow to bolt, Joi Choi is a top choice for the market gardener.

Winter Growing Information

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 250-350 seeds per gram.
  • OV580/S
  • 1 gram
  • $3.75

  • OV580/P
  • 4 grams
  • $8.65

  • OV580/B
  • 5M
  • $18.50

  • OV580C2
  • 25M
  • $73.75

  • OV580C3
  • 100M
  • $250.00
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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