Dwarf Red Choi Seed Packet
Dwarf Red Choi
Brassica Rapa var chinenses
Kitazawa Seed Co.
400-500 seeds per packet
Days to Maturity: 25 days for baby leaf, 50 days for mature heads
Plant Spacing: 6 per square foot
Sunlight Requirements: 6 - 14 hours
Look Out For: aphids & worms
Harvest Notes: harvest outer leaves as needed or whole head when 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 Choy and other asian greens are easy crops to grow in south florida gardens, as they dont 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. This variety is extra fun because its leaves are purple/ red hued, which we are suckers for because its always nice to add a bit of color to your greens patch.