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Chinese cabbage 'Purple stalk bok choy'

Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group)

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Purple stalk bok choy is part of the Mustard genus and is a Chinese cabbage variety. Its scientific name is Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group) 'Purple stalk bok choy'. Purple stalk bok choy is a variety of OP Chinese cabbage .

Standard bok choy with violet-hued stalks.

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).

Purple stalk bok choy Chinese cabbage is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Purple stalk bok choy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Purple stalk bok choy

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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 Purple stalk bok choy is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Purple stalk bok choy requires a loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Purple stalk bok choy from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 9.75 inches (25.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Purple stalk bok choy about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Purple stalk bok choy

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Purple stalk bok choy is a tender plant.

Harvesting Purple stalk bok choy