Pak Choi Bopak F1
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner
In the history of AAS, Bopak F1 is the first Pak Choi to become an AAS Winner! Bopak matures early and the tender leaves with crisp sweet stalks taste great. It’s a tasty addition to Oriental recipes and the tender leaves can be eaten raw in salads or sandwiches. Swap stalks for celery sticks, add to soups and stews, or grill on the barbecue. Plant every couple of weeks for a longer harvest. Stop planting when the weather turns hot, then start new plants in late summer for fall harvest. May be harvested as a baby Pak Choi as well as grown to full size. This classy plant will make an attractive “thriller” for patio pots and containers.
Compact plant habit for close spacing and early maturing. Variety matures about 5 days earlier than other varieties. As well as cooking in Oriental recipes, the tender leaves can be eaten raw in salads or sandwiches. Swap stalks for celery sticks, add to soups and stews, grill on the barbecue. Very nice flavor even into the warmer weather. Attractive upright, uniform, and dense plant. Early maturing when harvested as baby Pak Choi. Great for home gardener with limited space.
|AAS Winner Primary Details|
|Award:||AAS Vegetable Award Winner|
|Award Type:||Regional Winner (Northeast, Great Lakes, Mountain/Southwest)|
|Variety Name:||Bopak F1|
|Common Name:||Bok Choy|
|Breeder:||Bejo Seeds, Inc.|
|Close Market Comparison:||Joi Choi F1, Win-Win Choi F1|
|Light Needs:||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Season Type:||Cold Season|
|Foliage Color:||Dark green|
|Plant Habit:||Compact, Upright|
|Plant Height:||Medium: 10" to 24"|
|Garden Spacing:||10 inches apart|
|Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed):||60 days|
|Days To Harvest (Transplant):||45 days|
|Fruit Color (Harvest):||Dark green leaves with white petioles|
|Fruit Shape:||Upright heads have white stalks and outward flaring dark green leaves|
|Fruit Size:||8" high, 4" wide at base|
|Fruit Weight:||1.5 to 2 pounds|
|Fruit Flavor Description:||Tender leaves and crisp sweet stalks with flavor between cabbage and chard.|
|Number Of Fruits Per Plant:||1|
|Plant Spread:||10 inches|
|Home Gardener Use|
How to Grow
Plant transplants 10 inches apart. For direct seeding, plant 1/2-inch deep and 1-2 inches apart. Plant in full sun in cool climates, and filtered sun where summers heat up quickly.
When plants are 2 inches tall, thin to 10 inches apart and eat the thinnings! Plant every couple of weeks for a longer harvest. Stop planting when the weather turns hot, then start new plants for fall in late summer. In the fall the long harvest window is advantageous to home gardeners.