Chinese Cabbage & Pac Choi

Tokyo Bekana Chinese Cabbage

Tokyo Bekana Chinese Cabbage

OV594

NEW! Brassica rapa var. chinensis 21 days (baby leaf). A very fast-growing mini Chinese cabbage that produces tender, light green, curled leaves with a mild, pleasantly peppery flavor and nice texture for salads.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 125-175 seeds per 1/2 gram
  • OV594/S
  • 1/2 gram
  • $2.45

  • OV594/B
  • 1 oz
  • $6.95

  • OV594C1
  • 1/4 lb
  • $13.90

  • OV594C2
  • 1 lb
  • $26.50
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/8 gramFertilizer Needs
45-75°F2-151/4"12-18"1"18-36"75%3 years≈ 32-45Medium


Brassica rapa, Pekinensis Group: The virtues of Chinese cabbage include loads of soluble fiber, antioxidants, and almost negligible caloric content. Use this mildly-flavored veggie in stir-fries, as a stand-in for conventional cabbage, or fresh in salads.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Chinese cabbage 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
• For a spring crop, start 4-5 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Fall crops can be started from June to mid-July and set out when there are 4-5 true leaves

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 heads as soon as mature to avoid bolting
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

KEY TO CHINESE CABBAGE DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
F | Fusarium Wilt
PB | Clubroot