Chinese cabbage 'Red choi'
Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group)
Red choi is a variety of Chinese cabbage which is a member of the Mustard family. Its botanical name is Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group) 'Red choi'.
CULTURE: Sow from early spring through midsummer. In the South, greens are well adapted to fall plantings. Sow 15 seeds/ft., 1/4" deep in 2" wide bands in rows 18" apart. Harvest before flowering. For salad mix: In a 2" to 4" wide band sow 60 seeds/ft. Clip 4-5 wk. old leaves.
PESTS: Flea beetles can be controlled with rotenone or pyrethrin, or better yet by covering with floating row cover (see Index) from day of sowing.
AVG DIRECT SEEDING RATE: For bunching: 830’/oz., 13,000’/lb. At spacing above. For salad mix: 210’/oz., 3,300’/lb. at above spacing.
SEED SPECS: Seed counts and seed size in this grouping vary.AVG. SEEDS/OZ.: 12,500. AVG. SEEDS/LB.: 200,000. MINI: 0.5 gm. unless otherwise stated (avg. 220 seeds, sows 10’).This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 25.0 cm (9.75 inches).
Red choi Chinese cabbage is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Chinese cabbage 'Red choi'
Growing Red choi from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red choi about 14 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Red choi
Harvesting Red choi
Chinese cabbage 'Red choi' information
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