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VIOLETTA

VIOLETTA

SEED

$3.35
$3.35

Product Description:

30-50 days. 30 days for baby greens, 50 days for heads. The striking appearance, crisp and sweet flavor, and high nutritional value of Violetta make it the perfect choice to use as a baby green or as a full-headed pac choi. The rich violet leaf tops contrast beautifully with green undersides and stems. A great source of vitamin A, calcium, and iron.
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 ≈ 252–360
Seed Life 3 years

Brassica rapa, Chinensis Group

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Pac Choi 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
• Sow seeds 4 weeks before anticipated transplant date for a spring crop or July/August for a fall crop

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

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

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