Vegetables Chinese Cabbage

Bilko

Organic (F1) Chinese Cabbage Seed

Product ID: 2814G

Full-size organic variety.

Compared to Rubicon, Bilko is slightly bigger at 12", darker green, and a couple of days later. Wide adaptability. Slow-bolting heads have a good, mild, sweet flavor. High resistance to club root and fusarium yellows. Organically grown. Avg. 135,400 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$4.45
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500 Seeds

$9.50
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1,000 Seeds

$15.80
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5,000 Seeds

$63.30
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25,000 Seeds

$277.75
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100,000 Seeds

$1,034.00
Backordered until Nov 29, 2018
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Additional Information

For best results, trim heads before storing. They will keep 1-2 months at 32-F/0-C and 95-98% humidity.


SCIENTIFIC NAME: Brassica rapa
CULTURE: Spring-planted crops: Sow 2 seeds per cell, 1/4" deep in 72-cell plug trays. If possible, keep soil temperatures above 75°F (24°C) until germination and then maintain air temperature to 60-70°F (16-21°C). Transplant out in 3-5 weeks, around the last frost date (see BOLTING below), taking care not to disturb roots; water-in plants. Summer/fall-planted crops: Start seedlings as described above in mid to late June or direct seed from late May to mid-July as described below.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow 3-4 seeds every 12-18" (thin to one plant) in rows 18-30" apart from late May to mid July.
BOLTING: This crop performs best in the gradually decreasing day length and cooler temperatures of late summer, but can be grown successfully in the spring if careful attention is paid to prevent bolting. For spring and early summer transplanted crops, be sure to wait until the last frost date to transplant or direct seed the crop. Young plants may bolt to seed prematurely if they are exposed to frost or over a week of sub 50°F/10°C nights.
DISEASE: Practice preventive crop rotation and sanitation.
INSECT PESTS: Control flea beetles and cabbage root maggots with floating row covers from day of planting.
STORAGE: Heads will store 1-2 months in a near-freezing, humid cooler, or in a root cellar if trimmed and wrapped in newspaper.
HARVEST: Cut when heads are very firm.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplanting; add 14-21 days for direct seeding.
AVG. PRECISION SEEDING RATE: 1,000 seeds/333', 5M/1,666', 66M/acre at 3 seeds/ft. in rows 2' apart.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 700 plants/1,000 seeds.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 136,800.
PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 33'.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Brassica rapa var. pekinensis
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
54 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Disease Resistance Codes
FY
Fusarium Yellows
CR
Club Root
FY, CR
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
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