Chinese Cabbage

Scarlette Chinese Cabbage

Scarlette Chinese Cabbage


70-75 days. Definitely different and absolutely stunning, Scarlette made an astonishing performance in our trial fields. With a vibrant, deep magenta-purple color and contrasting, white midribs and veins, this Chinese cabbage is a real show-stopper. Add to that a delicious, mild flavor, and you've got a sensational selection for the garden and kitchen. Try this as a replacement for radicchio in mixed salads for a brilliant color without the bitter flavor. Uniform plants grow to about 13 inches tall and 20 inches wide.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 125-175 seeds per 1/2 gram.
  • OV588/S
  • 1/8 gram
  • $4.05

  • OV588/P
  • 1 gram
  • $14.50

  • OV588/B
  • 1/8 oz
  • $39.95
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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.

• 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

• 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

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
F | Fusarium Wilt
PB | Clubroot
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Love this beautiful food!
Dec 28, 2017  |  By Helen B
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We were more than thrilled with this beautiful red Chinese cabbage! It was easy to start from seed and transplant, (I started seed in July and set plants out mid-August) all were beautiful red (amoungst the bok choy and broccoli I also grew) We loved this as slaw, pretty and pink, and mixed into salads for color, mild sweet flavor. Will grow every year now!
Wow! Whatta Napa!!
Jul 16, 2017  |  By cranberryfiend
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In just a few weeks, Scarlette has become my latest "must-have" every year keeper! An outer leaf or 2 was picked from each cabbage as needed, and the 13 I ended up with are the perfect amount for 2 people, plus extra for gifts. The ribs are pale neon pink and the leaves a beautiful dark purple-green. they look so perfect, they look fake! Oh, and I ended up with one black sheep--a green one! They haven't quite headed up yet--although they're tightening--but are around 2 1/2' wide by 1-1 1/2' tall.