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Granaat, organic seeds



Is one of the few openly pollinated sorts remaining in trade. Its head is the classic, tall and cylindrical one which was common before the compact hybrids cornered the market. G. grows 30-40 cm tall with shiny, green outer leaves with a broad white nerve down the centre which surround a dense, crispy, yellow-green interior. Granaat grows quickly and should not be sown until mid July because of the risk of bolters. It can handle a few nights of frost but should thaw out completely before harvest. A portion contains about 100 seeds.


Product number:5375
Scientific name:Brassica rapa var. pekinensis
Botanic family:The Mustard Family - Brassicaceae
Days to maturity:55
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: March–May/Direct sow: June–July
Sowing depth:1 cm
Germination time:4–7 days
Plant spacing:30 cm
Row spacing:50–70 cm
Height:30–40 cm
Plant location:Sun
Seeds/g:250–350 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice


Chinese cabbage is traditionally sown 1 cm deep directly in the soil in mid July. Despite such a late sowing the early sorts do get ready for harvest even in northern Sweden. The new slow-to-bloom sorts make it possible to sow much earlier as long as the soil has warmed up a bit, but if early summer is unusually cold, the risk for blooming increases. At early pre-cultivation 22°C is the optimal temperature for sprouting and for about 3 weeks after the temperature must be around 20°C and then the temperature is gradually lowered before setting the sprouts outdoors, all of it to diminish the risk of blooming.


There should be 30-40 cm of mutual space and between the rows 40-50 cm.


Chinese cabbage can remain in the soil far into autumn and can handle several nights of frost. It is harvested when the head has become slightly firm and is usually used raw. Cabbage which is to be stored for a longer time should not be exposed to hard frost. It can be stored for a couple of months if trimmed and rolled up in news papers or plastic at a temperature of 0-1°C with a relative humidity of 95%.


300-350 seeds/1g, one portion sows 7-10 m or yields 50-100 seedlings at pre-cultivation, about 7 g for 100 m or yields about 1000 seedlings.  
A portion contains about 100 seeds.