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40 days. The first of its kind in many ways, Bopak produces picture-perfect heads of baby pac choi. Allowed to grow, it will continue to rapidly develop into a compact, upright, full-sized plant with 8 inch tall heads that measure 4 inches across. The tender, fleshy leaves are crisp and flavorful with wide, glossy ivory stems topped with deep green. Bopak is remarkably bolt resistant and is the first pac choi to earn an AAS award. HR: PB.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Amazing. Can become enormous

I'm not sure why the description stops at 8" tall x 4" wide, or frankly calls them "baby" variety. My Bopaks, if I let them go, have grown to be 18-24" tall and 10-12" wide before bolting. At that stage, the leaves are so enormous that they rival collard greens. I tend to pick off outer leaves and let the choy keep growing, much like lettuces or cabbages. They still taste fabulous and I love to add them to soups, stir fries (the thicker fleshy stems especially are wonderful stir fried soaking up a sauce), pastas, quiches, and pretty much any dish that needs some added braised greens. I do like succession planting some baby varieties alongside this fullsize variety, mostly for aesthetic reasons (baby bok chois are so cute when tossed into ramens or alongside a stir fry!).
One reviewer mentioned something eating the leaves; I have a major problem in my garden with earwigs burrowing into all my brassicas and nibbling on greens, and the Bopaks are no exception. However they seem completely unperturbed by the pest presence and continue to thrive for months. When they bolt (it took until late July this year), I feed them to the chickens earwigs and all, and everybody wins!

Diana E.
This is my staple bokchoi

Love this plant and this seed. Great germination rates and very quick to mature plants. We succession plant these along with violetta between March and June for harvest May-August. We could grow more later in the year, but have plenty of other crops to eat. This is one of the first items we can harvest each season.

Consistently amazing plants

This is my most dependable green in my garden year after year, through all seasons. Started planting in March and with repeated sowings, I'm still harvesting at the end of December. Perfect for stir fries and sautéed. The taste is incredible.

Jenny B.
Great taste

Great taste and easy to grow. This is my first crop. I have some in the house under a grow light, some in the garden with a cover cloth, and some on the deck in a vertical planter. They are all growing great. Something is eating the leaves in the garden under the cover cloth, and i haven't figured out what yet. I will definitely be growing this veggie again and again!

Soil Temp for Germ 45–75°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 2–15
Thin Plants to 12–18"
Row Spacing 18–36"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 252–360
Seed Life 3 years

Brassica rapa, Chinensis Group

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Pac Choi is a cool season crop that performs best in spring and fall in a wide range of soil types
• Young plants exposed to temperature fluctuations can result in bolting
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• For a spring crop, sow after the danger of frost
• Fall crops can be sown July—mid-August

• Sow seeds 4 weeks before anticipated transplant date for a spring crop or July/August for a fall crop

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea and cucumber beetles, slugs, earwigs
• Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers at planting, Cabbage Collars for slugs
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest as soon as mature to avoid bolting
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
F | Fusarium Wilt
PB | Clubroot

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