Serbajadi Dwarf Milky Pak Choy - Brassica rapa L. subspecies chinesis
Dwarf Milky Pak Choy is a vegetable that is easy to grow. This type of non-heading cabbage grows quickly and is widely and popularly grown in the orient. The leaf stalks are broad, flattish. And widen out at the base and the petioles are white and thickened. This whole vegetable is used extensively in cooking for its succulent texture braised, boiled, steamed or stir-fried. It is a favourite in a wide variety of Chinese and Asian stir-fry recipes.
Type of vegetable: Leafy
Edible parts: Leaves, crunch leaf stalks and flowering shoots
DIRECTION OF USE
Best soil: Plant Pak Choy in rich and loose garden soil. Induce fast growth with an early application of fertilizer. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions including soils with high acidity but does not thrive in well-drained soils as it matures rapidly.
How to plant: Pak Choy is grown from seed. The seeds can be directly seeded into your garden, or seeded indoors for transplanting later. Sow seeds and cover lightly with ¼: or less of fine garden or seed starting soil. Seeds germinate in 7-10 days. Space or thin plants to 6”-10” apart in rows 18” -30” apart.
When to harvest: at 45-50 days after sowing; it can be at virtually any stage. Harvest plants when they have reached 12” – 18” tall when the leaves and leaf stalks look fresh and crisp.
How to harvest: By cutting the whole head above ground level.
Care: Keep the soil moist. Pak Choy needs plenty of water in warm temperatures. Nitrogenous top dressing is required at regular intervals to obtain full leaf development. Keep plants well weeded. It is strongly recommended that you don’t plant Pak Choy in an area where other members of the cabbage family have been grown in the past two years. This will help to minimize plant disease. Wash the leaves before eating.
Keep away from children and pets.
Store in cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.