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Chinese cabbage 'Pak Choi'    

Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group)

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Pak Choi is part of the Mustard genus and is a Chinese cabbage variety. Its scientific name is Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group) 'Pak Choi'. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Yellow. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.4 cm (that's 0.16 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. Leaves appear approximately as a   Pakistan green and   Tea green colour.

Companion plant with Borage

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 25.0 cm (9.75 inches).

China is believed to be where Pak Choi originates from.

Pak Choi Chinese cabbage is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Pak Choi have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pak Choi

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Pak Choi is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Pak Choi needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.8 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Pak Choi from seed

Ensure a distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.16 inches (0.4 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Pak Choi about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Pak Choi

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Pak Choi is a tender plant.

Harvesting Pak Choi

Misspellings of Chinese cabbage 'Pak Choi'

bak choi, bak choy, pak choy, bok choi, bok choy, pak choy

Other Names for Chinese cabbage 'Pak Choi'

Bok Choi, Win Win Choi, Pok Choi

Latest Chinese cabbage 'Pak Choi' Reviews

  • Only took 2 days to germinate and had true leaves by Day 10. Most popular veggie for the flea beetles, almost decimated the baby leaves but eased up after a few weeks. Then temp rose and they started to bolt before any real ‘hearts’ formed. Forced to harv

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