Purple Pac Choi

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Purple Pac Choi

Brassica rapa (chinensis group)
(48 days) F-1 hybrid. Adds versatility to mixes and salad. This new color in pac choi debuted in many 2009 seed catalogs. My favorite of several strains in the trial, showed the most vigorous early growth and darkest hue. Purple leaf tops contrast with green veins and stems. Quick growers; harvest them within three weeks as 4–6" baby-leaf greens, their best spring use. For fall crops you may allow them to grow 8–10" full-sized heads. Along the way they lose some of their deep color and mature to a greenish purple. The purple coloring in vegetables such as this comes from anthocyanins, which improve memory and cell health.


3264 Purple Pac Choi
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Pac Choi

About 10,000-14,000 seeds/oz. 1 g packet sows 18 ft; 116 oz packet sows 30 ft.

Also known as Bok Choy. Pac Choi is a good crop for microgreens.

Asian Greens

  • All open-pollinated except where noted.
  • Days to maturity are from emergence after sowing; from transplant, subtract 20 days.

Culture: Wire hoops and row cover keep out flea beetles and are a must for pristine salad or braising mixes!

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • BL: Black Leg
  • Black Rot
  • 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.
Material controls: 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.
Material controls: Spinosad, Pyganic.

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.
Material controls: Copper.

Note: because of a rule issued by Oregon, we cannot ship brassica packets larger than ½ oz. (14 grams) into the Willamette Valley, except those that have tested negative for Black Leg and Black Rot. Check descriptions for information.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.