Pak Choi Growing Guide

Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis

Pak Choi

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 


Rich, moist soil, firm with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.


Sun or partial shade preferred.

Frost tolerant



Not required if good soil.


Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into final growing position. Pak Choi can also be started in containers.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.


Use fine mesh or exclusion netting over the summer to prevent butterflies laying eggs on the underside of leaves - caterpillars can destroy these plants. Keep soil moist in dry weather.


Harvest when plants reach a suitable size.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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