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CHINA EXPRESS

CHINA EXPRESS

SEED

$3.25
$3.25

Product Description:

65-80 days. Superior when spring planted, China Express offers good bolt resistance and excellent uniformity, with the mild, sweet, and tender crispness of the finest Napa cabbage. The medium green, stocky, barrel-shaped heads are tightly packed and weigh 4-5 pounds after trimming. The vigorous plants mature mid-season and will stand kitchen ready in the field through mild and moderate freezes. Japanese seed. Tip burn resistant.
Soil Temp for Germ 45–75°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 2–15
Thin Plants to 12–18"
Row Spacing 18–36"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 256–360
Seed Life 3 years

Brassica rapa, Pekinensis Group: The virtues of Chinese cabbage include loads of soluble fiber, antioxidants, and almost negligible caloric content. Use this mildly-flavored veggie in stir-fries, as a stand-in for conventional cabbage, or fresh in salads.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Chinese cabbage is a cool season crop that performs best in spring and fall in a wide range of soil types
• Young plants exposed to temperature fluctuations can result in bolting
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• For a spring crop, sow after the danger of frost
• Fall crops can be sown July—mid-August

Transplanting
• For a spring crop, start 4-5 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Fall crops can be started from June to mid-July and set out when there are 4-5 true leaves

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea and cucumber beetles, slugs, earwigs
• Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers at planting, Cabbage Collars for slugs
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest heads as soon as mature to avoid bolting
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

KEY TO CHINESE CABBAGE DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
F | Fusarium Wilt
PB | Clubroot

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