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About This Plant...
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus and species: Brassica rapa (Pekinensis group)
Growing Season: spring and fall
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost date
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: -
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 4-14 days
Germination temp.: 45-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 60-90 days from transplant
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 10-18 inches
Spacing between rows: 18-36 inches
Growing On...
Pests: imported cabbageworms, cabbage loopers, aphids, flea beetles, cabbage root maggots
Diseases: clubroot, black rot, downy mildew, white mold
Harvest: when leaves are 10 inches tall and still loose
Growing tips: best planted as a fall crop, since plants tend to bolt when weather turns warm

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