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Pak Choi Green Leaf Mix Brassica Brassica Rapa Seeds
Packet of 200+ seeds!
I got these seeds in barter with a friend of mine and the germination has been spot on, 100% or near enough.
The taste is great, and they seem to grow with ease, quite fast too.
I got a really good deal, a whole heap of seeds, but I will be selling them all off to you guys and discontinuing the line.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with them mind you, and if I had more space and time I would try to breed a specialised “line” from them.
Selecting the ones I like best to grow from, the ones that perform best in my conditions.
Doing that after a couple years you end up with an indestructable breed that tastes exactly how you like it.
Unfortunately, to me and this business these seeds pose a bit of a problem. One I see all the time, even when I buy seeds from the large professional seed suppliers, and one of the reasons I always grow all the stuff ourselves before considering selling them.
The seedlings from these seeds have variation, and I suspect they have crossed up with another Brassica during flowering..
To a home gardener this isn’t a problem, like I say, it can even be an asset.
That is how come there are hundreds of forms of Brassica in the first place.
Maybe there was some broccoli or tatsoi or mibuna nearby?
They were from a community garden so it is highly possible.
Maybe some other leafy green vegetable of the same family.
Maybe the seeds they bought originally had a stray in the mix from way back when and it is only being expressed in form now?
It is a very common problem, particularly with Brassica.
No idea what happened to be honest?
All I do know is that I see three clear forms of Pak Choi or a very similar Asian vegetable in the progeny of these seeds.
Some have purple tinged stems, some have a slightly ruffled appearance, and some have the standard flat glossy green that I expected.
They do taste great, I made a salad with a heap of seedling just a minute ago.
Unfortunately I can’t really grow crossed lines, or sell it as “Green leaf Pak Choi” when there is so much variation.
To sum up. This is really a “leafy green vegetable mix”, the vast majority are like green leaf Pak Choi.
Grown by a friend organically at a community garden.