Violetta Pac Choi
Brassica rapa, Chinensis Group 30 days for baby greens, 50 days for heads. The striking appearance, crisp and sweet flavor, and high nutritional value of Violetta make it the perfect choice to use as a baby green or as a full-headed pac choi. The rich violet leaf tops contrast beautifully with green undersides and stems. Serve baby greens fresh in salads, and use mature heads in stir-fries and soups. A great source of vitamin A, calcium, and iron.
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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