Packet Content: 630 (1.5g)
Pak Choi is one of our speciality crops, and we have varieties in each of the major categories.
Babyleaf Pak Choi is normally harvested at 2-3 leaf stage ( 12 cm ) and the red leaf varieties are particularly popular.
Wholehead Pak Choi is dominated by the green stem varieties in UK.
Pak Choi, Golden Yellow F1 have large rounded leaves of bright golden yellow colour with a stark white stem. Good for adding contrast in a salad. This vigorous variety has good heat tolerance and is suitable for main season cropping.
Babyleaf is a convenient way of describing the optimum growth stage of many different leafy vegetables when cut to provide an individual leaf for salads. This is normally within the range 8-14cm in size. The popularity of bagged salads in recent years has risen sharply due the excellent quality of the components, and over 90% of households in the UK regularly buy their salads in this form.
Viridis Hortus screen many varieties for their suitability for the babyleaf market, examining leaf size and shape, speed of growth, size of cut area (normally stem thickness) ease of harvest, flavour, colour and general appearance, and of course shelf life after harvest.
Do ask us if you want more information about any of our babyleaf products and their suitability for your needs.
Sow thinly late spring or late summer. Make early sowings under cover, later sowings direct in situ, in rows 15cm apart. As soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, thin out to 30cm apart.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.