Bok Choy White Stem HEIRLOOM Seeds

Bok Choy White Stem HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica rapa (Chinensis group)

Item #0139

45 days. The succulent leaves of White Stem have a mild, swiss chard-like flavor but slightly sweet, tender and delicious. Use in stir-fries with beef, pork, seafood; also good in salads when leaves are young. Drop into soup and simmer just until limp — essential for won ton soup. Steam like spinach for a tasty side dish. Also called white mustard cabbage or pak choy. Edible flowers.

This packet sows six 8-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4" - 1/2"

Seed Spacing:
a group of 4 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing:

When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Sow again in late summer for fall crop. In mild climates you can even sow in the fall for early winter harvest.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Harvest after about 8 weeks, or when the yellow flowers begin to emerge from the center. Outer leaves can be picked much before that, leaving enough leaves to keep the plant growing. When harvesting baby bok choy, cut the entire head flush with the soil surface

Artist: Tracy Wager

Send your photo to us

Learn & Grow

View all Articles

Seed Starting Basics


To take a small, dormant capsule of life and unlock its culinary and/or…


The Secret is in the Soil

What is Soil?

Soil is a diverse mix of substances, teeming with life and composed of minerals, decayed plant and animal matter, water, and air. It…


Edibles For Partial Shade

Most vegetables and herbs do best in areas with full sun (8-10 hours/day). These include tomatoes, peppers, melons, and squash. However, you can get…