I have been putting off writing about baby pak choi for a week. Maybe because they fall in my semi-failure category of greens. The variety is Shanghai, a green stemmed variety from Kitazawa (High Mowing also supplies it). I don't totally remember why I picked it except that it is a 'high yielding, cool season annual.' It forms an hourglass shape and is pretty much grown for its flesh petioles (the bit that connects the leaf to the stem).
Growing a sexy, hourglass figure when you're crammed into a tray is kind of hard. This is why I called it a semi-failure. I got to eat some hand selected, delicious baby pak choi, but no one else did. They variety just did not work as a baby green for the growing system we use. I bet if they were grown in-ground with a bit more space instead of in trays they would be a brilliant (and high grossing?) crop.
*What is the proper way to spell pak choi? Recently, I've been using a 'K' as Kitazawa does, but High Mowing using a 'C'.