Pak Choi, Luck Dragon (Organic)
Brassica rapa. 35-40 days.
Sweet and crunchy green-stemmed baby pak choi. Impressively vigorous in cool weather and it really shines in the greenhouse in early spring and fall. Produces a lot of food fast per square foot. Leaves are erect and a glossy light-green color. The leaf petioles are crunchy yet pliable and resist cracking. Slow to bolt from summer-fall sowings. Luck Dragon was bred from a commercial hybrid and is currently an F4, which refers to the fourth generation after the original hybrid. We are still in the process of dehybridization, so there is still a little variability in the population but every plant makes a nice baby pak choi. This is proof that you can successfully save seed on some hybrids, stealing them back from corporations.
Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.
As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture & the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested & found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.
Sow in pots indoors February through May or August through September. Transplant 3-4 weeks after sprouting. May also be direct sown in early spring or late summer. Hot weather may cause premature bolting and/ or extra spicy flavor. Succession sow to extend harvest. Flowers are edible.
Collect seeds from overwintered or early spring sown plants, selecting for slowest bolting. Cut seed heads when pods are dry, thresh by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Isolate from other Brassicas of the same species by ½ mile.