Brassica rapa var ruvo
Broccoli raab or rapini is grown for the florets or flower bud shoots that combine the flavors of mustard greens and broccoli and have a slightly bitter taste. This variety prefers a cooler, short day season. Excellent choice for early fall planting and winter harvest.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 2400-2600 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Average 252,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 40-50 days
- Planting season: Late summer to early fall
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Cultivation: Prefers cool temperatures. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late summer/early fall. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Harvest when florets appear and cut entire plant or cut the young stems/leaves with florets for continuous harvest.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: This is an Italian specialty vegetable. Use in salad, steam, or sauté in olive oil. Add the greens to pasta or potato dishes. High in vitamins A and C. Japanese cuisine prepares ohitashi broccoli raab.