Bok Choy Joi Choi
- Features: Biennial Chinese cabbage grown as an annual, in the same species family as turnips. Leaves are dark green with pale coloured stalks.
- Maturity: 45 days (varies based on desired use) / 1.4-1.8 kg (3-4 lbs.) fruit size.
- Light: Plant in full sun.
- Soil and water: Prefers well drained soil.
- Spacing: Plant 45-60cm (18-24") apart.
- Height: Grows 30-60cm (12-24") in height.
- Garden use: Herb and vegetable gardens. Flower beds.
- Growing tips: Wait until last frost for planting. Add mulch during fall season to prevent bolting. Harvest as needed.
- Culinary use: Crisp and tender leaves for salads and Oriental dishes. A mild tasting variety, typically used soups, salads and stir-fries. Stalks can be eaten or cooked like celery. Most bok choy can be harvested at different stages. Young leaves are can be used raw in salads. Whole heads of baby bok choy can be braised in butter and/or broth or gently stir-fried.