Pak Choi

Pak Choi

Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis

Plant family

Kreuzblütler (Brassicaceae) (Brassicaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

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F

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A

M

J

J

A

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O

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Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

High

Seeding distance

20 cm

Row spacing

30 cm

Seeding depth

2 cm

Instructions

End of May

Harvesting

Description

Pak choi is a close relative of Chinese cabbage. It forms loose heads (leaf rosette) with light leaf veins. Its fleshy leaves are a rich darker green, similar to those of chard.

Origin:

China

Growing tips

Pak Choi is particularly suitable for medium-heavy and nutrient-rich soils in wind-protected areas. It particularly likes evenly high humidity. Its heat requirement is not particularly high. It can be grown in partial shade as well as in the sun. Like all cabbages, it is a heavy grower. Pak choi has a very short development period of only 8-10 weeks. It can be grown under glass in spring and planted out in the open from April. If the spring becomes too warm, it tends to shoot. On the safer side, you can grow it in midsummer (sowing in July). Pak choi is also good for growing in a pot. You should hoe its bed regularly, good watering is important for it. On dry days it is advisable to sprinkle it with water or otherwise provide high humidity.

Diseases

Clubroot

Pests

Cabbage White Butterfly

Flea Beetles