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About This Plant...
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus and species: Brassica rapa (Rapifera group)
Growing Season: spring and fall
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: 4-6 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 1-3 days
Germination temp.: 60-105 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 35-60 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 2-6 inches
Spacing between rows: 12-36 inches
Growing On...
Pests: cabbage root maggots
Diseases: -
Harvest: when they reach a usable size
Growing tips: mulch heavily and keep plants well watered

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