(Brassica rapa chinensis ‘Purple’)
A compact growing annual with attractive, reddish green stems and leaves.
Tatsoi, Bok Choy, Mizuna, lettuce in salads or other leafy greens in stir-fries and soups. Pak Choi Red and Bok Choy are basically the same plant but Bok Choy has green leaves and white stems.
Like most leaf vegetables it is high in vitamins C & K and potassium, iron and calcium. It is best eaten in stir-fries and lightly steamed but also tastes nice eaten raw in salads and sandwiches. Toss in wok with other Asian greens like Bok Choy and Tatsoi with garlic, fresh chilli and oyster sauce.
Prefers moist but well drained soil in a part to full sun position. Will tolerate heavy frosts.
Fertilise with Seasol and PowerFeed in spring, summer and autumn. Harvest when leaves are about 15cm long. Excellent for repeat harvesting and the more you use it the better it will perform.
|Position||PART TO FULL SUN, HEAVY FROST|