Species: Rapa var. chinensis
Cultivar: Pak Choi
Heavy, vigorous white-stem Pak Choi, a tall, broad, heavy plant with dark green leaves and thick, flattened white petioles. Tolerant to heat and cold. Pak choi, can be used as a cut and come again, baby leaf, baby veg, and mature plants. At the baby leaf stage, Pak Choi makes excellent additions to salads with their refreshingly crisp and juicy texture. They are also excellent to use in stir fry and soups especially noodle soup.
Sowing: From early spring through midsummer ( May to September, can be sown earlier for baby leaf and cut and come again, sow later under glass ). Pak Choi is well adapted for all ear plantings. Sow 15 seeds/ft. 1/4″ deep in 2″ wide bands in rows 18″ apart. Harvest before flowering ( flowering first year ). For baby leaf, sow 60 seeds/ft. in a 2″ to 4″ wide band. Clip 4-5 week-old leaves.