Vegetables Chinese Cabbage Red Dragon

Red Dragon

(F1) Chinese Cabbage Seed

Product ID: 3643

Brilliant red heads.

Full-sized 10" heads that are bright red, inside and out. Compared to green types, flavor is slightly stronger and heads are not quite as dense at maturity. Culinary uses include salads, stir-fries, and kimchee. NOTE: Prone to internal tipburn (decay of inner leaves that is not visible in uncut heads), especially in hot weather, so we suggest trialing this variety. Instructions are included with each order, which provide details on managing internal tipburn by using foliar calcium sprays. Avg. 154,200 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.

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$4.95
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500 Seeds

$11.65
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1,000 Seeds

$19.40
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5,000 Seeds

$82.40
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CULTURE: SPRING-PLANTED CROPS: Sow 2 seeds per cell, 1/4" deep in 72-cell plug trays. If possible, keep temperatures at 75-85°F (24-30°C) until germination and then reduce 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 prematurely to seed 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. (See Index).
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

Latin Name
Brassica rapa var. pekinensis
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
60 Days
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)