Green Stem Shanghai Bok Choy


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Green Stem Shanghai Bok Choy boasts wide, jade-colored stalks shaped like soup spoons with tender leaves and a mild, sweet, celery-like flavor. Shanghai Bok choy is an is a staple in Asian cooking. Crisp and refreshing, boy choy brings a vibrant crunch and subtle sweetness that is delicious. Green Stem Shanghai is both attractive and delicious sauteed in noodles and stir-fries, soups, chopped salads, and braised dishes. Highly nutritious, bok choy is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as essential minerals like calcium and potassium and is a nourishing addition to any balanced diet.  

Also Known As: Pak Choi, Pok Choi, Pak Choy, Bok Choy, Chinese Cabbage, White Cabbage, Shanghai Cabbage, Cantonese Cabbage, Dwarf Cabbage, White-Stem Cabbage, Spoon Cabbage, Baby Napa Cabbage, Chinese Chard, Petsai

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Plant Name:
Bok Choy, Green Stem Shanghai
Latin Name:
Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis
Days to Germinate: 6-10
Days to Harvest: 40
Germination Rate: 95%
Test Date: 10/23
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 3-12
Lifespan: Annual
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Fungicide-Treated Seeds:*: No
Seeds Packed For**: 2024

*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation:

Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.


Bok choy is a cool-season crop and does well in the cool temperatures of Spring and Fall. Soil temperature should be at least 50F for seeds to sprout. Use a hoe handle or stick to make a 1/2 inch furrow deep down the center of the ridge.  Plant 1-2 seeds in the furrows spaced 6 inches apart within the rows. Cover lightly with loose soil then sprinkle with water.


Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Within-Row Spacing:
6 inches
Between-Row Spacing:
2-3 feet


Care During the Season:

Watering: Water plants moderately. If the soil moisture is low, water but avoid waterlogging soil. Try to avoid wetting foliage to prevent diseases.

Weeding: Keep plants free of weeds, which rob weak root systems of nutrients and moisture.

Insecticides: Insecticides may be used to protect plants. Bt-based insecticides and sulfur are organic options that can be used for prevention. Sevin is a synthetic option. Sulfur also has fungicidal properties and helps in controlling many diseases. Before using a pesticide, please read the label and always follow cautions, warnings and directions.

Diseases: Disease can happen in cloudy, damp weather. Check plants daily and treat with an approved fungicide if diseases do appear. Neem oil, sulfur, and other fungicides are available for use. Please always follow label directions.


Bok Choy can be harvested at any stage of maturity. Fully mature bok choy leaves may be harvested when dark green and stems are thick, about 8" in height. Cut individual outside leaves or harvest the whole head by cutting the base at the soil level. Harvest regularly for continuous growth.


Nutrition Facts:

Calories 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 46 mg 1%
Potassium 176 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.7 g 2%
Sugar 0.8 g
Protein 1.1 g 2%
Vitamin A 62% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 7% Iron 3%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.