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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By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red choi about 14 days before your last frost date.
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