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Chinese Cabbage Granat [brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis]

Chinese Cabbage Granat [brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis]

Regular price €3,00 EUR
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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The Chinese cabbage garnet is an old, annual, medium-early cabbage variety from China. The variety was bred during the Second World War. It has long, slender and closed heads and a strong, aromatic taste with a good consistency and firm leaves, making it particularly suitable for steaming and wok. Chinese cabbage is winter-hardy in mild climates, but in cooler areas the variety requires light winter protection. Not suitable for storage.

General information
Plant family: Brassicaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 50 days
Plant hight approx: 60 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: High
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -5°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, nutrient rich, humus rich, loamy

pH value: 6.5 to 7

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1 cm
Best germination temperature: 18-22°C
Germination time: 7-10 days
Plant-, row distance: 40x50 cm

Optimal mix culture: Bean, Pea, Endive, Kohlrabi, Spinach, Tomato, Celery
Unfavorable mix culture: Cabbage, Radish, Horse radish, Mustard

Planting information
In areas with persistently high temperatures, Chinese cabbage is sown in autumn when temperatures drop from September to October or in spring from January. In northern, cooler areas, sowing takes place in the summer from June to July.
Pre-cultivation with planting out as a seedling makes sense.
This variety prefers a partially shaded to sunny location with sufficient water and nutrient-rich soil.

Other names
Latin botanical names: brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis
English names: Chinese cabbage 
German names: Chinakohl
Portuguese names: Couve chinesa, Repolho chinês
Spanish names: Col china, Repollo chino
French names: Chou chinois

Chinese cabbage contains various substances, such as brassinin, mustard oil and vitamin C, which are said to have anti-cancer and immune-boosting effects. Other ingredients include vitamins C and B, folic acid, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus

Potent germination capacity: 3-4 years

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