Gourmet Food Source
Pak Choi is of Chinese origin, dating as far back as the fifth century AD. ‘Choi’ or ‘Choy’ literally translates as cabbage and there are a number of Asian varieties including Bok Choy, Choy Sum, Choy Sim and Pak Choi.
How to Grow
Seeds can be sown outside from March to August in rows half a centimetre deep and ten centimetres apart. They can then be spaced out at intervals of twenty centimetres. Alternatively, sow in seed trays and transplant when large enough. They can be cut quite young for use in salads or left to mature for use in stir fries. If the plant ‘bolts’ do not discard the flowering head as these can also be eaten. Ideal for the polytunnel, enjoying a hot and wet climate they are usually ready in five to six weeks.
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