Asian Vegetables " Fun Jen" frilly leaf pak choi or "Bok Choy" Chinese Cabbage !
Fun Jen - Organic, Can use as , Micro greens, baby leaf or fully mature !
This is a very popular frilly leaf pak choi or "Bok Choy" in Taiwan. The plant is semi-spreading and weighs about 1/2 pound at maturity. The leaves are green, frilly and wrinkled with smooth white petioles. Can be grown year-round in sub-tropical areas. The leaves are very tender and crisp and can be prepared in stir-fry or added to soup.
This specialty green have frilly leaves to light yellow-green color. The slight mustardy flavor of Pak Choi makes it a delightful addition to stir-fries, soups, noodle and meat dishes, and salads, if the young leaves are used. In China, the coarser leaves are often pickled. Some Chinese cooks also dip the leaves in boiling water and hang them out to dry in the sun for several days. Drying enables this highly perishable vegetable to be stored for winter months. Asian cooks use the entire plant at many stages of development.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost or late summer/early fall in a warm, sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Pak choi may bolt in early spring, exposure to frost or prolonged temperatures below 50°F. Mulch fall crops to avoid premature bolting. Optimum growing temperatures are in the 60s°F.