A delicious baby type that is in demand with top Asian chefs
A delicious baby type that is in so much demand with top Asian chefs. Compact plants are upright and have light green stems. They are extra tender and finely flavored.Brassicaceae Brassica rapa var chinensis
Shanghai Green Pak 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
- 40-50 (Spring/Summer), 40-50 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
Very hardy and can withstand early frost once plant is established.
- 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
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, Baby Green Fortune 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
They are extra tender and finely flavored. A delicious baby type that is in so much demand with top Asian chefs.