Brassica chinensis 'Bok Choy'
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Brassica chinensis 'Bok Choy'

bok choy
celery cabbage
chinese celery

  family cruciferae 
  genus brassica 

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Genus  Brassica Species  chinensis Variety  Cultivar  Bok Choy Common names  bok choy   celery cabbage   chinese celery   pe-tsai Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S9182 Data source  UnVeg p60
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine    Water    Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a celery-like flavor but without the usual fibers. Some of the vitamins and minerals found in Brassica chinensis 'Bok Choy' include: vitamin A and vitamin C. Celery cabbage (sometimes called chinese celery) is most often used cooked. Brassica chinensis 'Bok Choy' is called bok choy in Chinese and pe-tsai in Mandarin.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  1' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Aug 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer    Time to harvest  50 to 60 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Vitamin A   Vitamin C Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a celery-like flavor but without the usual fibers
Horticulture notes  The optimal planting season is from April to August. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 1' apart. Estimated time to harvest is 50 to 60 days. Brassica chinensis 'Bok Choy' is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Brassica chinensis 'Bok Choy' has an annual life cycle.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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