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.
Tatsoi Deep Purple Hybrid
Brassica rapa narinosa
Small to medium spoon shaped shiny red-violet leaves with a slightly rumpled texture and a mild mustard taste. Plants are more vigorous and upright than our normal Tatsoi. Can be harvested for baby leaf in 20 days, or at full size in 40 days. Sow late spring and again in autumn. Good cold tolerance.