PlantsBrassicas→Chinese Cabbage (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis 'Soloist')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Spread: 6-8 inches
Uses: Vegetable
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Provide darkness
Needs specific temperature: Warmth to germinate; Cool after potting up
Days to germinate: 3-5 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inches-1/2 inches
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Soloist Chinese Cabbage seedling @ 19 days from sowing seed

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Comments:
Posted by Gymgirl ( SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) - Zone 9a) on Sep 20, 2011 10:51 AM

This is one of the prettiest veggie seedlings to grow!

The leaves are a deep, fuzzy, Emerald green, and grow out rather flat in the beginning, spreading like a green velvet carpet! Once planted out, the leaves start growing more vertically.

It is EXTREMELY fast growing, with only 40-50 DTM (days to maturity).

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