Nozaki Chinese Cabbage Seeds 113


Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Tall 12 in. barrel-shaped oblong heads. Light green leaves with broad white midribs. Cream-colored exceptionally tender interior. Best for late summer and fall harvest.


Nozaki Chinese Cabbage Seeds

Scientific Name: Brassica rapa

Family: Mustard

Type: Hardy Annual

Native Range: Canada; Greenland; Lower 48 States; Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii; Puerto Rico;

Hardiness Zones: 3-10; cole crops and their waxy leaves are particularly well-suited to colder growing regions, especially if adapted to the area; usually withstands a couple of frosts; even if outside of cabbage is frost-damaged, outer leaves can still be removed and the inner leaves are usually still good edible cabbage;

Soil Requirements: Clay-loam soil with pH close to neutral; may require calcium or boron; heavy feeder and should have plenty of compost; mulching will help to keep soil evenly moist in hot weather;

Light Preference: Partial to full sun

Water: Keep evenly moist

Days until Germination: 5-17 days

Sowing: For early planting, start nozaki chinese cabbage seeds indoors with soil temperatures around 60°; plant 3-4 seeds about 1/4″ deep in soil; keep indoors 4-6 weeks; harden off and transplant when 3-4 true leaves have shown; in cooler climates seeds can be direct-sown after the soil warms to 55°-60°, but if there is still a danger of frost make sure seedlings are covered;

Plant Spacing: 8″-12″

Plant Height: 12″

Harvest: 75 days from transplant; if direct sowed, add additional 2-3 weeks to harvest date; harvest when head is completely formed; will head up similarly to romaine lettuce; can remain unharvested for about a week depending on temperature, but watch for opening of head at center which indicates cabbage is trying to flower; if head does flower, shoots are edible;

Grows Well With: Dill; celery; chamomile; sage; peppermint; rosemary; potatoes; beets; onions;

Grows Poorly With: Tomatoes; pole beans; strawberries; hyssop; thyme; wormwood; southernwood;

Potential Problems: Heat stress; seedlings must have enough light or they will get leggy and develop improperly after transplant; aphids; cabbage worms; loopers; root maggots; flea beetles; symphylans; white cabbage butterfly; clubroot;

Additional information


S ~ 100 seeds, L ~ 400 seeds, XL ~ 1500 seeds


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