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Brassica rapa var. pekinensis 'Michihili Jade Pagoda'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: rapa var. pekinensis
Cultivar: Michihili Jade Pagoda

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral anj828 On Jun 25, 2013, anj828 from Montverde, FL wrote:

I have some growing and they are starting to sprout a stem that goes straight up from the middle and flowers... Why isn't it forming a proper head?

Neutral Farmerdill On Jul 19, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Michihili Jade Pagoda is a mid maturing variety with an upright plant habit. The heads are cylindrical in shape, with a crisp leaf texture. It has light green outer leaves and light yellow interior.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California
Vinton, Ohio

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