Crop: Pak Choi (Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis)
Breeder: Andrew Still Adaptive Seeds and the Seed Ambassadors Project
OSSI Pledge Date: 12/5/2016
Release Date: 12/5/2016
Bred for Organic Systems: Yes
Commercial Availability: Yes
Variety Type: Finished Variety
Sweet & crunchy green-stemmed baby pak choi. Impressively vigorous in the cool weather & it really shined in our greenhouse. Pak choi is a very good choice as a greenhouse/ hoophouse crop in the spring & fall. Produces a lot of food fast per square foot. Leaves are erect & glossy green color. The leaf petioles are crunchy yet pliable & resist cracking. Slow to bolt & nicely holds a medium-small size. Luck Dragon is currently an F2, which refers to the second year after dehybridization, but there was little apparent variability to be seen in our test seeding. I wonder how that happened? However, we did cross in a tiny bit of mizuna into the population for our later plant breeding escapades. We will continue to select it for general reliability & taste. In the mean time, it is off to an excellent start.