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Shanghai Baby Bok Choy | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds


Brassica rapa

A Multi-Season Garden Friend


Baby Bok Choy is one of the most versatile crops of the garden. It grows exceptionally quickly; it tolerates both cold and heat; it can be sown in succession for crops nearly all season long. But it is also strikingly beautiful, its swooping, vase-shaped base a whorl of thick green petioles that soften into sweet, ambrosial flesh when cooked. Smiling as ultra-baby bok choys herald the first harvests of the spring garden; grilling and dressing a pile at a late-summer barbecue; harvesting armloads of toddler boks as the chill of a fall evening settles onto your garden: these are the days you'll remember.


Art Pack, 200 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Orgnaic by NOFA-NY LLC

  • Growing Information

    Days to Germination 5 - 10 days
    Days to Maturity 45 days
    Planting Depth 1/2"
    Spacing in Row 6"
    Spacing Between Rows 10"
    Height at Maturity 8 inches
    Width at Maturity 12 inches


    Direct sow 4 weeks before last frost, or sow under protection 8-10 weeks before last frost; continue through August. Will form baby heads at 6" spacing, but if given 12-24" you'll get much larger plants. Harvest by cutting the entire head at the base. Requires ample water and fertile soil. Spring crop will bolt; harvest promptly! Fall crop will not; harvest at your own pace.

  • About the Art

    Artwork by Amy Cheng. Amy Cheng was born in Taiwan, raised in Brazil, Oklahoma and Texas. She received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. She has exhibited her paintings both nationally and internationally and her work is held in a number of corporate and public collections. She has completed a number of public art commissions including a mosaic column at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a painted ceramic mural at the Howard St. El Station in Chicago, IL, faceted glass windscreens at the Cleveland Street Subway Station in Brooklyn, NY, laminated glass windscreens at the 25th Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn, NY, two ceramic tile murals at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport MetroLink Station and a mosaic mural at the Jacksonville International Airport. She received a P.S. 122 Painting Center Fellowship in New York City for a ten month residency in 2011-12, and a Senior Lecture/Research Fulbright fellowship to Brazil in 2008. She has been awarded two New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowships, and an Arts International travel grant to China. She is a Professor in the Art Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz.