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Pak Choi in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Brassica Rapa var Chinensis

 

Pak Choi

Pak Choi can be grown as a baby leaf for salads or left to mature with succulent stems for stir-fry. From seed to table in about 5 weeks. It is a plant that grows best in cool weather - prone to bolting in hot weather. Will need protection from slugs! Pak Choi is a thirsty plant and to ensure you grow big, fleshy heads as shown in this picture, water them twice daily.

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plant Features
  • Pak Choi likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Pak Choi likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Pak Choi is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Pak Choi likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Pak Choi

Latin name

Brassica Rapa var Chinensis

type

Vegetable

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pak Choi likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Pak Choi is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Pak Choi likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Pak Choi likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pak Choi is 0.08meters x 0.20meters 0.08 M 0.20 M

Brassica Rapa var Chinensis

Pak Choi can be grown as a baby leaf for salads or left to mature with succulent stems for stir-fry. From seed to table in about 5 weeks. It is a plant that grows best in cool weather - prone to bolting in hot weather. Will need protection from slugs! Pak Choi is a thirsty plant and to ensure you grow big, fleshy heads as shown in this picture, water them twice daily.


Propagating by seed

From Mid Spring TO Mid Summer

Sow seeds in a good seed compost from early spring to mid-summer. Seeds should germinate in 2 or 3 days if kept moist and covered. For continual cropping, sow seeds at weekly intervals. They will be ready to thin and plant out once the seedlings have produced a second pair of leaves.

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Mid Summer

Seedlings will be ready to plant out once they have a second pair of leaves. Plant them into a rich compost, ideally into a veg trug or into large pots that can easily be protected from slugs. Plant two or three seedlings in each pot or, space them out 8 inches apart in a trug. Leave them in partial shade having watered them well. For continual cropping, plant seedlings at least a week apart through to mid-summer.

 
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