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Chinese cabbage 'Red choi'

Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group)

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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!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Red choi have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red choi

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Red choi is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Red choi needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.8 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Red choi from seed

Aim to sow 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 9.75 inches (25.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 18°C / 64°F.

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

Transplanting Red choi

Red choi is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Red choi

Other Names for Chinese cabbage 'Red choi'

Red pac choy