Brassica rapa

Vivid Choi Pac Choy

Days to Maturity: 21 days baby - 45 full size

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Versatile mild Asian green with unique colorful stems.

Serrated leaves and stems that range from pale pink to vivid pink and purple. Great for salad mixes, braising or stir-fry. Both cold-hardy and slow to bolt, allowing for a long harvest window. Developed by independent farmer/breeder Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds. A portion of the sales of this variety is paid to the breeder. This variety is protected by the Open Source Seed Initiative - learn more here. 20,000 seeds/oz.

  • Versatile cold-hardy green
  • Slow to bolt
  • OSSI
  • Open-Pollinated

14-22M (18M avg) seeds/oz, 220-340M (280M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000.  1/32 oz approx. 550 seeds. Direct seeding rate: Baby, 60 seeds/foot in a 2” band in rows 2-6” apart. Bunching, 15 seeds/foot in a 2” band 12-18” apart. Full size, thin to 8”. Transplants: 8-16” apart in rows 12-18” apart.

Cultural Info

Seed depth: ¼”. For baby leaf- Seeding rate: ~60 seeds/ft in a 2-4”; Row spacing: 2/3” between bands. Harvest when leaves are ~3” tall by cutting 1” from ground or pick individual leaves for cut and come again. For full size- Seeding rate: ~12 seeds/ft; Plant spacing: thin to 6”; Row spacing: 18”.


Most Asian Greens are moderately hardy annuals and can be sown from early spring through midsummer. Asian greens are in the same family as mustards but tend to have a mild flavor and lack the spiciness that many mustards are known for. Asian greens include an assortment of species that can be grown for baby leaf or full size crops.

12M seeds/oz.  M=1,000

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