Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Pak Choi ‘Red Choi’ F1 is a colourful purple/red leaved variety with bright green stems that looks as attractive in the garden as on a dinner plate. It is easy to grow, slow to bolt and quick to crop – a tasty little leaf with a mild cabbage flavour.
Pak choi Red Choi F1 can be picked as babyleaf for salad production or left to mature to full size and added to stir-fries, pies etc. We love to shred & fry the leaves to make a type of crispy seaweed and top off our oriental dinners. We also use leaves in our homemade quiches and lightly steam whole pak choi’s and serve as a side dish with our roast dinners! Such a versatile little vegetable!
Pak Choi ‘Red Choi’ F1 can be treated as a 'cut and come again' crop i.e. harvesting a few leaves at a time or cut 2.5cm above ground level and left to re-sprout or the whole head can be lifted entirely in one go. It is ready to pick in as little as 3-6 weeks depending on which stage of development you require.
Pak Choi can be overwintered but will need added protection. Pak choi ‘Red Choi’ F1 was awarded an RHS AGM in 2010 for its excellent performance and we think it was well deserved and always include it in our veg plot – a tasty little star performer!
Pak Choi Red Choi Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 150 seeds per pack.|
A sunny, fertile but well prepared bed (its part of the brassica family). Can be sown in containers too.
|When to Sow||Spring/Summer sowing: March to August.
Autumn sowing: - September to October.
|How to Sow:||
Sow seed thinly 1.5cm deep in rows 30-40cms apart. The wider distance is used for semi-mature to whole head production, the closer distance is suitable for 'cut & come again'/baby leaf production. Autumn sown ones should be sown in greenhouses / polytunnels either in the soil/containers or even grow bags and kept protected in cold spells.
Thin row to 7.5-10cm for baby leaf, 20cm for semi-mature & 25cm for whole heads. To help prevent bolting pick leaves regularly, water well and keep weed free. Thinnings can be eaten.
|Harvest:||3-6 weeks as cut & come again/babyleaf or 6-8 weeks for whole head production.|
When to Sow Pak Choi Red Choi Vegetable Seeds
RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Pak Choi 'Red Choi' Vegetable Seeds have been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM). This award indicates that the plant is recommended by the RHS and helps gardeners make informed choices about plants. [READ MORE]|
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