Broccoli Raab-Early Spring Rapini
Broccoli Raab-Early Spring Rapini

Broccoli Raab-Early Spring Rapini

Brand: Whitwam Organics
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Estimated Arrival: Between Dec 02 and Dec 07. * ETA for USA only

Early Spring Rapini

Brassica rapa var ruvo

Bright green leaves and flower buds resembling broccoli, though they never quite form a head the way broccoli does. Broccoli raab is actually not a broccoli at all, but rather closely related to the turnip. It's a vegetable with zesty, slightly bitter, almost mustard-like flavor that is popular in Italian and Asian dishes. Delicious stir fried, sauteed, broiled, or steamed. A common way to prepare raab, is to blanch quickly in boiling water, drain, then saute briefly until tender in olive oil and minced garlic. It tastes similar to broccoli, with a bit of a bite.  Broccoli raab is another super nutritious green, containing vitamins A, B, C, K, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acid.

Broccoli raab is also commonly known as rapini, an Italian specialty vegetable, is grown for the florets or flower bud shoots. The florets have both mustard green and broccoli flavors with a hint of bitterness. Plants grow up to 30" tall. Harvest at any stage depending on culinary use grown for microgreens to full maturity.
Days to germination  4-7 days 
Days to maturity 40-50 days
Life cycle Annual
Plant time January - March
Spacing 12-24 in.
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 50-80 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-6.5
Height 24-30 in.
Harvest Harvest the whole plant when the sprouts are 1-2 inches across, just as they begin to flower

 

 

Early Spring Rapini

Brassica rapa var ruvo

Bright green leaves and flower buds resembling broccoli, though they never quite form a head the way broccoli does. Broccoli raab is actually not a broccoli at all, but rather closely related to the turnip. It's a vegetable with zesty, slightly bitter, almost mustard-like flavor that is popular in Italian and Asian dishes. Delicious stir fried, sauteed, broiled, or steamed. A common way to prepare raab, is to blanch quickly in boiling water, drain, then saute briefly until tender in olive oil and minced garlic. It tastes similar to broccoli, with a bit of a bite.  Broccoli raab is another super nutritious green, containing vitamins A, B, C, K, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acid.

Broccoli raab is also commonly known as rapini, an Italian specialty vegetable, is grown for the florets or flower bud shoots. The florets have both mustard green and broccoli flavors with a hint of bitterness. Plants grow up to 30" tall. Harvest at any stage depending on culinary use grown for microgreens to full maturity.
Days to germination  4-7 days 
Days to maturity 40-50 days
Life cycle Annual
Plant time January - March
Spacing 12-24 in.
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 50-80 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-6.5
Height 24-30 in.
Harvest Harvest the whole plant when the sprouts are 1-2 inches across, just as they begin to flower