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West Coast Seeds - Broccoli Green Pearl (1g) - Chinese Broccoli, Cold Hardy, Delicious

$4.19

Enjoy the delightful taste and easy cultivation of Green Pearl Chinese broccoli. These hybrid seeds produce succulent, thick-stemmed gai lan that remains crunchy and flavorful when steamed or stir-fried. Harvest the flower stalks when they are 1-2cm thick, just before the flowers open, for the best taste and texture. With...

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Enjoy the delightful taste and easy cultivation of Green Pearl Chinese broccoli. These hybrid seeds produce succulent, thick-stemmed gai lan that remains crunchy and flavorful when steamed or stir-fried. Harvest the flower stalks when they are 1-2cm thick, just before the flowers open, for the best taste and texture. With multiple harvests per plant, Green Pearl is perfect for continuous enjoyment. This variety is relatively cold hardy, making it ideal for fall and winter harvests with minimal protection.

Key Features:

Delicious and Versatile:

  • Tasty Harvest: Enjoy thick, succulent stalks perfect for steaming or stir-frying.
  • Multiple Uses: Ideal for sprouts, microgreens, and traditional gai lan dishes.

Cold Hardy:

  • Seasonal Flexibility: Suitable for fall and winter harvests with some protection.

Growing Information:

  • Maturity: 50-60 days (Hybrid seeds).
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Season: Cool season.
  • Exposure: Full sun.

Planting and Growing Instructions:

Timing:

  • Direct Sowing: Sow every few weeks starting after the last frost date. Suitable for planting from April through September on the coast.
  • Germination: Seeds will germinate in 7-10 days. Optimal temperature for germination: 10-30°C (50-85°F).

Starting:

  • Sowing Depth: Sow seeds in a shallow trench and bury 5mm (1/4") deep.
  • Spacing: Thin seedlings to stand about 15-30cm (6-12") apart. Can also be grown densely in containers as a cut-and-come-again crop.

Growing:

  • Soil: Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. Requires humus-rich soil amended with composted manure.
  • Feeding: Mix ¼-½ cup complete organic fertilizer into the row before planting.

Harvest:

  • Stalk Harvesting: Cut stalks near the base before flowers open to encourage tender side shoots.

Seed Info:

  • Germination Rate: At least 80% in optimal conditions.
  • Seed Life: 3 years.

Pest and Disease Management:

  • Slugs and Snails: Use beer traps and sprinkle broken eggshells around plants.
  • Flea Beetles: Use row covers and control weeds.
  • Cabbage Root Maggot: Monitor for larvae and manage accordingly.
  • Aphids and Cabbageworms: Use water streams and row covers as needed.

Companion Planting:

  • Beneficial Companions: Chamomile, dill, mint, rosemary, and sage.
  • Avoid Planting Near: Eggplants, peppers, potatoes, or tomatoes.

Grow your own Green Pearl Chinese broccoli with West Coast Seeds and enjoy this delicious, easy-to-grow vegetable right from your garden. Its unique flavor and cold hardiness make it a must-have for any home gardener.

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