Joi Choi Pak Choi Seed Packet
Joi Choi Pak Choi
Brassica Rapa var chinenses
Kitazawa Seed Co.
150-250 seeds per packet
Days to Maturity: 60 days
Plant Spacing: 1 per square foot
Sunlight Requirements: 6 - 14 hours
Look Out For: aphids & worms
Harvest Notes: harvest outer leaves as needed or whole head when giant
Bok choy or pak choi is a type of Chinese cabbage. Chinensis varieties do not form heads like lettuce; instead, they have smooth, dark green leaf blades forming a cluster reminiscent of mustard or celery. You can either harvest the exterior leaves as needed or wait until your choi is mature (60 days) to harvest the whole plant.
Joi Choi is literally the most reliable green you can grow in your garden especially if you're looking for big yields of food for sautéing instead of baby leaf production for use raw. We are constantly impressed by the versatility of this variety of Pak Choi, its literally indestructible and so easy to grow. Large bok choi varieties can be harvested at any time in their growth cycle. If you want one monster bok choi head then space them 1 per square foot, but you can even direct seed them densely for cut and come again harvest, there is no right or wrong way to grow greens like this. Bok Choi is super easy to use in the kitchen too… chiffonade the green leaves and wilt, steam or sauté them. Add to stews, quiche, or even braise the meaty white stems.