Brassica rapa var ruvo
Broccoli raab is also commonly known as rapini. This variety is faster growing and an early maturing variety. The Sorrento is best planted in the late summer to harvest in early fall or in early spring to harvest in spring. It is very early to mature but will bolt in warmer weather. The plants are uniform and produce many medium to large florets. The leaves are blue-green and have a turnip-type or arrow shape.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 1500-1600 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.)
- Maturity: Approx. 40-50 days
- Planting season: Late summer
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prefers cool temperatures. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late summer or early spring. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Use floating row cover to protect from insects. Harvest entire plant when buds appear or cut buds 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 with a slightly bitter taste that is also used in Asian cuisine. Japanese cuisine prepares ohitashi broccoli raab. Use for salad, steam, or sauté in olive oil. Add the greens to pasta or potato dishes. High in vitamins A and C.