Purple Pac Choi


Purple Pac Choi

(48 days) F-1 hybrid. Adds versatility to mixes and salad. This new color in pac choi debuted in many 2009 seed catalogs. My favorite of several strains in the trial, showed the most vigorous early growth and darkest hue. Purple leaf tops contrast with green veins and stems. Quick growers; harvest them within three weeks as 4–6" baby-leaf greens, their best spring use. For fall crops you may allow them to grow 8–10" full-sized heads. Along the way they lose some of their deep color and mature to a greenish purple. The purple coloring in vegetables such as this comes from anthocyanins, which improve memory and cell health.

3264 Purple Pac Choi
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Pac Choi

Brassica rapa (chinensis group)

~12,500 seeds/oz. 1 g packet sows 18 ft; 116 oz packet sows 30 ft. Also known as Bok Choy. Pac Choi is a good crop for microgreens.

Asian Greens


  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • BSR: Bacterial Soft Rot
  • DM: Downy Mildew

Major pests: Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm
Cultural controls: control cabbage-family weeds near crop fields, till under crop debris of early-season brassicas after harvest.
Materials: Spinosad, Bt.

Pest: Flea Beetle
Cultural controls: floating row covers, mulch with straw, time plantings for fall harvested crops only, crop rotation, perimeter trap cropping.
Materials: Spinosad, Pyganic.

Pest: Cabbage Root Maggot
Cultural controls: time planting to avoid first hatching, use row covers, control weeds.

Major diseases: Black Rot, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Blackleg, Club Root, Downy Milldew, White Mold
Cultural controls: avoid transplanting plants with yellow leaves or v-shaped lesions, crop rotation, destroy crop debris after harvest, avoid overhead irrigation, control weeds, allow for good air movement.
Materials: Actinovate, copper compounds may help for some of these diseases.

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of Brassica greens into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.