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Tokyo Bekana

Tokyo Bekana OG

(20 days baby, 45 days full size) Brassica rapa (chinensis group) Open-pollinated. Now organic! These baby Chinese cabbages may be bunched for market or their ruffled curled leaves cut to add loft and weight to salad mixes. With pale green color and lettucy leaves they look almost like lettuce. Bekana will regrow for multiple cuttings and branch out, giving lots of edible leaves with very little coarse stalk. Lacy, mild, sweet, a bit like lettuce but never bitter and makes a good slaw. Adam Tomash seeded his on July 6 for a late Aug.–Sept. harvest. It could be sowed later and, with protection, produce into late fall. But Bryan O’Hara says not as winter hardy as Mizuna or Tatsoi. Thin to 4–6" for full “heads.”

3222 Tokyo Bekana OG
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A: 1/16oz for $1.60  
B: 1/8oz for $3.00  
C: 1/2oz for $5.50  
D: 1oz for $9.00  
E: 4oz for $25.00  
K: 1lb for $90.00  
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Asian Greens

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • BSR: Bacterial Soft Rot
  • DM: Downy Mildew

Major pests: Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm
Cultural controls: control cabbage-family weeds near crop fields, till under crop debris of early-season brassicas after harvest.
Materials: Spinosad, Bt.

Pest: Flea Beetle
Cultural controls: floating row covers, mulch with straw, time plantings for fall harvested crops only, crop rotation, perimeter trap cropping.
Materials: Spinosad, Pyganic, Mycotrol.

Pest: Cabbage Root Maggot
Cultural controls: time planting to avoid first hatching, use row covers, control weeds.

Major diseases: Black Rot, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Blackleg, Club Root, Downy Milldew, White Mold
Cultural controls: avoid transplanting plants with yellow leaves or v-shaped lesions, crop rotation, destroy crop debris after harvest, avoid overhead irrigation, control weeds, allow for good air movement.
Materials: Actinovate, copper compounds may help for some of these diseases.

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of Brassica greens into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.