Broccoli Raab-Early Fall Rapini

Broccoli Raab-Early Fall Rapini

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3162-01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Sep 29 and Oct 04. * ETA for USA only

Early Fall 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. 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. Delicious stir fried, sauteed, broiled, or  steamed.  Broccoli raab is another super nutritious green, containing vitamins A, B, C, K, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acid.

Days to germination  4-7 days 
Days to maturity 45-70 days
Life cycle Annual
Plant time September through November
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 Fall 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. 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. Delicious stir fried, sauteed, broiled, or  steamed.  Broccoli raab is another super nutritious green, containing vitamins A, B, C, K, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acid.

Days to germination  4-7 days 
Days to maturity 45-70 days
Life cycle Annual
Plant time September through November
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