Small heads are harvested when 5" tall
This baby bok choy is a standard for quality. Small heads are harvested when just 5” tall; they are so tender and mild. The medium green plants are ready for harvest in 50 days. Perfect for marketing.Brassicaceae Brassica rapa var chinensis
Ching Chang Bok Choy
These immature Bok Choys have green stems, green leaves, and are spoon shaped. The leaves and stems are both edible. Smaller leaves and plants mean they are best used whole.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 50-55 (Spring/Summer), 50-64 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
Very hardy and can withstand early frost once plant is established.
- Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Short days
The ideal spot for Choi 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
Choy germinates and grows quickly (if the soil is at least 45 degrees) so is usually planted outdoors.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool)
Bok Choy needs a regular water supply to grow well, so keep the soil evenly moist.
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.
- Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Choose a container that is at least 12" deep and 14" wide. 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, it will need shade. Make sure the soil stays moist by watering regularly.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Dark green
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Crisp stalks with green leafy flavor. Excellent for stir-fry recipes, soups or noodle dishes.