Brassica rapa Chinensis group
The leaves of this popular and vigorous pak choi or choy sum are glossy green and distinctively spoon-shaped. Tender, crisp white petioles are long and thick. The 18" plants are taller and less compact than Chinese pak choi types.
- Cool/warm season annual
- Approx. 800-1100 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 50 days
- Planting season: Late spring/late summer/early fall
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost or late summer/early fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Pak choi will bolt if temperature is too cold or too hot. Exposure to frost or prolonged temperatures below 50°F may result in bolting. Mulch fall crops to avoid premature bolting. Optimal growing temperatures are in the 60s°F.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Used in ohitashi, yosenabe, stir-fries and soups.