Unlike many traditional European and New World vegetables, most Asian vegetables mature very quickly, and once ready to harvest must be picked within a day or so. Small regular sowings are required. Pak Choi (Bok Choy) and Chinese Cabbage (Wong Bok) are best sown in summer and autumn in cold areas, July to March in warm areas and all year in tropics. Sow the seed where the crop is to be grown, watering and feeding generously.
Pak Choi White Stem
Brassica rapa chinensis
White stems and shiny green leaves are the feature of this variety. Often harvested in as little as 40 days from sowing for small plants although best when 20cm tall. Don’t sow too early in cold areas and avoid the hot summer months.