(B. rapa chinensis) 45 days. Tender, light green, spoon-shaped leaves with thick, white ribs. 14-18 in. tall. Crisp and mild, great for Asian cooking. Stems make a good celery substitute. Cold-resistant, extended harvests. Pkt (2 g).
White-Stemmed Pak Choi (Bok Choy) – Mustard Greens
Brassica juncea and Brassica rapa
How to Grow: This nutritious cool weather crop shares cultural requirements with members of the cabbage family. (See Cabbage section.) Direct sow 1/4 in. deep in spring, summer, and early fall. Thin to 8-12 in. apart in rows 10-12 in. apart. Keep well watered.
Seed Savers: Brassica rapa crosses with Chinese cabbage, broccoli raab, turnips, and some rapeseed (canola). Isolate by a minimum of 600 ft. to 1/8 mile for home use. For pure seed isolate varieties by 1/4 to 1/2 mile.
Packet: 2g unless otherwise stated (approximately 1050 seeds) sows 90’.