An Asian green with sweet, mild flavor, young bok choy leaves can be eaten fresh in salads while mature leaves can be steamed, sautéed or stir-fried. Cultivars tolerant of heat are best for warmer climates, as they are more bolt-resistant.
Size: 4 to 12 inches tall
Sunlight requirements: Full to partial sun (A minimum of four to six hours is ideal.)
Water requirements: About 1 inch per week.
Soil requirements: Average, well-drained soil high in organic matter and rich in nitrogen
When to plant: Direct-seed in early spring; for autumn harvests, plant again in late July or early August
Where to plant: Garden; containers
When to harvest: 40 and 50 days after planting
Product storage: Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for one to two weeks.