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64 days. The earliest and most true mini Napa cabbage. Wa Wa Tsai reaches only 9 inches tall and 5 inches wide, has a barrel-shaped, dense head with a sweet, tender crunch. The uniform crops show good field holding for an extended harvest window. A great choice for single-serving and dense plantings in smaller garden spaces. Tolerant to tipburn. HR: PB.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Fast Growing, Good Flavor

Western Washington, Zone 8b. Very fast-growing, forming dense heads with mild flavor. Great for fall planting and overwintering in the garden.

growing well and delicious

I am in zone 8b Texas. I planted Wa wa Tsai indoor, I transplanted on the ground with just soil and rabbit manure from our property (no store bought soil). It grew well, it has beautiful big green leaves and I harvested last week for our stir fry. It was delicious. Today, we harvest again this Wa wa Tsai. I am pleased with the seed from Territorial seed. Thank you Territorial seed.

Awesome Napa cabbage

This grew outstanding in Western Washington... Very uniform and grew great from transplant... made great kimchi, great in rolls and stir fry... a must grow for Napa cabbage...

Great, Mild Flavor and Pleasing Texture

I placed my first order with this company because I wanted to try Napa Cabbage. I wasn't sure what to expect with this vegetable. The plant is quite attractive and makes quite a pleasant ornamental. I finally decided to harvest today and wasn't even sure what I was going to do with it. Unfortunately, the slugs really loved these and did quite a bit of damage but not enough to cause me to lose my produce. I stripped the damaged outer leaves off and fed it to my chickens. I am thrilled with the look of the finished product and decided to give it a try raw and by itself. It was very mild in flavor and the texture was very soft and slightly crunchy. It made an excellent sandwich; I am very excited and intend to start more for my fall garden. I highly recommend trying this product. We are in zone 4 UP Michigan and will hopefully get 2 crops of this variety. This definitely won me over, and I am not one to eat random produce. I am trying to get there and believe that even if you are a picky eater like me you will enjoy this vegetable. I intend to try this in a salad, as a wrap, and hopefully ferment some as well. The ribs are somewhat similar to celery with a different flavor and a bit softer. Give this a try; I don't think you will regret it.

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.

• 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

• 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

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
F | Fusarium Wilt
PB | Clubroot

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