Cabbage Napa Purple Express - Renee&

Cabbage Napa Purple Express - Renee's Garden

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Brassica rapa var. pekinensis

Napa Cabbage

EXCLUSIVE - Our top-quality, totally gorgeous, deep purple-red Napa cabbage is imported from Korea. Because of its knockout deep purple color, Purple Express has an extremely high level of antioxidants, so enjoy its tangy-sweet, crunchy flesh knowing you are doing your body some real good! The heavy, dense heads are big, 10 to 12 inches tall, with excellent vigor and disease resistance, Enjoy in salads, with dips or in coleslaw. A color sensation for stirfry! Consider making your own kimchi!
Seed Count: Approx. 85-88 / Weight: 0.25 gms / F-1 Hybrid

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

Cold Winters: May - June 
Mild Winters:
March - April, July - Aug. 

Full Sun

1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep

7 – 10 days

70 – 80 days


TO START INDOORS

Start seeds 4 to 5 weeks before last spring frost. Sow 1 inch apart in seed starting mix, cover 1/4 inch deep and keep evenly moist. Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant out. When several inches tall, transplant seedlings 10 inches apart into rich soil in full sun, after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions.

TO START DIRECTLY OUTDOORS

When all danger of frost is over, plant in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Sow clusters of 2 to 3 seeds 10 inches apart in rows spaced 1 foot apart. When seedlings are several inches tall, thin to 1 strong plant every 10 inches. In mild winter climates, sow seeds again at midsummer for a fall crop.

GROWING NOTES

Purple Express needs full sun and rich, well-drained soil to produce firm, sweet heads. To avoid stunting growth, don’t let seedlings get crowded before thinning or transplanting. Keep weeded and evenly watered. Feed monthly with fish emulsion or an all-purpose fertilizer. Use non-toxic B.T. (Bacillus thuringiensis) for caterpillar pests. Floating row covers provide a good barrier method to exclude pests. Remove covers when heads begin to form.

HARVESTING

Cut the whole cabbage at ground level only when these tall, vase-shaped heads are very solid and about 6-8 inches in diameter.

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