Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
45-60 (Spring/Summer), 55-65 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Very hardy and can withstand early frost once plant is established.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Short days

The ideal spot for Mustards depends on the weather. If it's cool they should be planted on a sunny site. If it's warm then some shade is a good idea.

Mustards are in and out of the ground quickly, so are often used for intercropping between slower growing crops, rather than being given their own area of bed.

Outdoor Growing Temp
45°F - 75°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
45°F

Choy germinates and grows quickly (if the soil is at least 45 degrees) so is usually planted outdoors.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Water
High

Bok Choy needs a regular water supply to grow well, so keep the soil evenly moist.

Feeder
Heavy

Compost and aged manure are recommended to be dug into the soil. They prefer heavy soil with lots of organic matter to retain moisture and lots of available nutrients.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Shallow-rooted Pak Choi does well in a container. Make sure that your container has at least one drainage hole and fill with a mixture of potting soil and compost. Place your container in full sun as long as the temperature allows for this. In warmer climates, Pak Choi will need shade. Make sure the soil stays moist by watering regularly.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Dark green
Fruit Size
12.0-16.0"
Plant Height
12.0-16.0"
Plant Diameter
6.0-8.0"
Hardiness Zone
2-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Crisp stalks with green leafy flavor. Excellent for stir-fry recipies, soups or noodle dishes.