Mei Qing Choi Baby Bok Choi Seed Packet
Mei Qing Choi Baby Bok Choi
Brassica Rapa var chinenses
Kitazawa Seed Co.
Days to Maturity: 40-50 days
Plant Spacing: 4-6 inches apart
Sunlight Requirements: 6 - 14 hours
Look Out For: aphids & worms
Harvest Notes: harvest baby bok choi when stems are nice and thick and plants are about 6” tall
Bok choi 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 to harvest the whole plant. For baby types like this we love harvesting them as whole heads because they’re so cute and mini even when fully grown, and you can cut the plant in half lengthwise and treat the tender halves like little vegetables in the kitchen.
Bok Choi and other asian greens are easy crops to grow in south florida gardens, as they don't mind the heat and mature quickly for early harvest. Space plants about 6 inches apart for mature head harvest or you can direct seed densely in your garden for cut and come again baby leaf harvest, like you would lettuce or arugula.