Rapini - Broccoletti - Quantino (Brassica ruvo) Raab Non GMO & Organic Brassica Italian Rabe Heirloom Vegetable

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Rapini - Broccoletti - Quantino (Brassica ruvo) Raab Non GMO & Organic Italian Rabe Heirloom Vegetable

Annual

Height 10-15 in

This Rapini variety is a specialty and fast growing variety from Italy. Also known as Raab, Rabe and Broccoletti, it is a highly flavorful spring, summer, and fall vegetable and a good producer. 

Rapini or broccoli rabe resemble broccoli but do not form a large head. Broccoletti forms dark green bud s around 2 in; its leaves, buds, and stems are all  edible. Rapini is known for its slightly bitter taste and is particularly associated with Mediterranean cuisine. t is widely eaten in southern Italy, as well as in parts of Spain and Portugal. Quarantino is named as a 45 day variety but you can eat it's smaller succulent thinnings sooner than that. Quarantino is named as a 45 day variety but you can eat it's smaller succulent thinnings sooner than that.

Harvesting in around 45 days this is a ideal catch crop vegetable similar to Kale with thin shoots topped by loose, small broccoli like bud clusters with a slightly sharper flavor than broccoli

  • Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.
  • Germination averages 5-7 days under-cover at 65F. Seedlings transplant well but be careful not to disturb its roots as much as possible; transplant when 3 in high and when all risk of frost has passed.
  • OR direct sow  outdoors as the soil warms in late spring sparingly in drills.
  • The plants are best spaced around 30 cm apart with 30 cm between rows.
  • As the plants matures, shoots begin sprouting from the plant’s crown.
  • When the shoots have grown about a foot high,
  • harvest the buds along with the several leaves growing just under the bud.
  • Keep harvesting to encourage new growth.
  • Matures in 45 days; pick younger leaves before
  • Sow successionaly thereafter until autumn.
  • Seed Count: 100