Asian Green, Peking Ta Ching Kou Pai Tsai
- Ornamental and delicious
- 45 days
This prolific, easy-to-grow Asian green is one of Seed Savers Exchange advisor David Cavagnaro’s favorites from his time as SSE’s farm manager. The greens can be prepared like any other brassica greens, such as collards and kale. Growing to more than three feet tall, this variety bears lovely, large purple leaves that have an ornamental quality as well as great taste. 45 days to maturity.
Direct Seed: 1" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Rows Apart: 18"
Thin: 6-12" Apart
Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed to prevent premature flowering. Can also be planted in late summer for a fall crop. Seeds will germinate in 4-7 days. Plant in full sun to partial shade.