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Chinese Cabbage

Sometimes referred to as Napa Cabbage, or Pe Tsai, this cool weather Asian vegetable is actually more closely related to a Turnip or Rutabaga than to Cabbage. It has been cultivated in the Orient for thousands of years and is more similar to Lettuce in consistency and taste. Direct-seed or use peat pots, as Chinese Cabbages dislike transplanting.

Average seed life: 3 years.

One Kilo Chinese Cabbage

One Kilo Chinese Cabbage One Kilo Chinese Cabbage One Kilo Chinese Cabbage
50-55 days. A unique Japanese variety, this relatively small, elongated head is green with a soft, crinkly lemon-yellow heart. Chinese Cabbage favors cool weather, so consider late summer sowing for harvest in the late fall. When heads are firm and well-packed, cut at ground level with a sharp knife. Savor One Kilo's delicate, crisp texture and fresh sweet flavor with Asian noodles dressed in sweet rice wine vinaigrette or in Asian cole slaw: toss thin strips of Chinese Cabbage with sliced apples, Celery, Scallions, Red Onions and almonds and dress it with a mixture of 2 parts of your favorite vinaigrette, 2 parts rice wine or apple cider vinegar, 1 part cream, and sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Chill for two hours before serving. Zinc-rich, it is also wonderful stir-fried in oil with sliced Onions, minced ginger root and Garlic and drizzled with a little toasted sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce. Don't forget to add it to chicken pasta soups where its crunchy texture adds a healthy, toothy bite. (F1.)

One packet of about 150 seeds
Catalog #1520
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Direct-Sow Basics

Asian Greens Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
: ¼”-1/2"
Row Spacing: 12”
Seed Spacing:2”-3”
Days to Germination: 5-10 days
Germination Temperature: 70°-75°F

Our versatile, easy and popular Asian Greens thrive in cool temperatures, tolerating mild frost. Sow when the danger of heavy frost has passed. Asian Greens appreciate soil with a moderate amount of organic matter dug in. Keep the soil evenly moist for a mild, sweet taste. When growing individuals, thin them to 8" to 10" apart. For ‘baby leaf’ harvesting, lightly broadcast seed, sprinkle with soil and water lightly. As the plants grow to about 3" tall, give them a “haircut” for salads and stir-fries. Feed regularly to enjoy one or two more cuttings from the initial sowing. In cool summer areas, seed at 10 to 14 day intervals, ensuring a steady harvest of fresh, vitamin-rich greens. Hot weather causes hot and/or bitter flavor and bolting. Your last sowing may be toward the end of summer for fall harvest. Protect with shade cloth at the hottest part of summer days if necessary.

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