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Toy Choy Bok Choy Seeds

#0247
This packet sows up to 11 feet.
4.2857142857143 out of 5 stars
(7 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Also called pak choi, this leafy green has been cultivated in Asia for centuries. A miniature variety, 'Toy Choy' grows just 5" tall and is ready to harvest in as few as 30 days. The thick, white stems and glossy, dark green leaves are tender and crisp. Tolerates warm weather better than full-size types. Small plants are ideal for growing in containers.
$2.49 150 mg

Botanical Name: Brassica rapa var. chinensis (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 30–35 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Eurasia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial usually grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 5" tall, wide

Variety Information: Smooth, dark green leafy blades in a cluster, with white, crisp stems. 'Toy Choy' is a small type bok choy, reaching only 5" tall.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 60°F; ideally 75°–85°F. Sow again in late summer for fall crop. In Mild Climates, sow in the fall for winter or spring harvest.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended due to quick maturity.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, if possible. Harvest individual, outer leaves as the plant grows and/or cut the entire plant at the base when it is full size. Dunk the harvest in cold water and drain before storing.

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Toy Choy Bok Choy Seeds Reviews

7 reviews

Toy Choy

5 out of 5 stars Feb 16, 2019
Love these seeds. Enjoyed these beautiful plants. Wonderful taste.
Karen Dillingham from CA

Love

5 out of 5 stars Feb 20, 2019
I love your seeds and I REALLY love your seed packets!
Mary from WI

Highly recommend!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 24, 2020
We grew these last year and already reordered for this year's garden. I loved that we were able to get multiple crops of this throughout the summer. They grew so well in spring/early summer and lasted so late into the fall. Delicious, hardy, and a joy to grow.
Grace Wright from CO

First Year Gardener

5 out of 5 stars Oct 23, 2020
Started six seeds planning to get five plants for Fall garden crop in 1.5 gallon pots. Surprised when I got 100% germination. Fertilized monthly but I'm not sure if they even needed it as plants were very vigorous. Watered regularly and sprayed with Neem Oil weekly as we have heavy Cabbage Moth activity here. Very easy to grow. Resistant to powder mildew and downy mildew - not even one spec in Zone 7B in Mid October. Excellent in Stir Fry. Could not be happier. Thank you.
Brian Atherton from OK

Small and tasty

4 out of 5 stars Dec 1, 2020
Toy Choy is small and cute, as the name suggests, but tasty. I enjoyed this in salads and cooked. They grew nicely well into fall (zone 7a).
Tiffany Alexander from NJ

100% Germination, Fast Growing

5 out of 5 stars Feb 2, 2021
I planted these at the start of December in SoCal/9B when it finally started to cool off. They all germinated and grew VERY quickly, they were ready to use in less than two months. We had a few days of extremely warm weather which caused them to start to bolt, but the leaves are still good and we pick them off as needed. I'm definitely going to let one go to seed because I think I'm going to use all the seeds I got in the packet this year. Love it.
Lisa K. from CA

Bolted immediately

1 out of 5 stars Jun 15, 2021
My toy choy was barely out of the ground before it bolted. There were maybe 5 or 6 tiny leaves on each plant.
Marcy from CO
Owner Response: Hi Marcy, there are a few reasons your bok choy may have bolted. A rise in temperature, a cold period, changes in day length, or other plant stresses are factors that most often cause plants to bolt. When stress goes on long enough, plants switch their energy to survival of the species and therefore form flowers for reproduction, thus bolting. Our article on Bolting is full of helpful information on how to prevent this in the future, https://www.botanicalinterests.com/product/bolting-how-to-prevent.