Rapini Broccoli Raab Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 46 feet.
4.25 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
There is a good reason the Europeans love Rapini; the tender stems, buds, flowers, and leaves have a wonderfully delicate and slightly bitter, peppery broccoli flavor, that can be enjoyed in salads, stir-fries, or steamed. Budding florets should be harvested just before the flowers open for best flavor. Known in Italy as "broccoletti".
$2.69 1 gram (~280 seeds)

Botanical Name: Brassica rapa subsp. rapa

Days to Maturity: 45 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Probably Eurasia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–14" tall, 8"–10" wide

Variety Information: Broccoli raab is a traditional Italian vegetable that is gaining popularity around the world. The tender stalks and flower buds have a bitter, pungent, broccoli flavor. The young leaves are eaten like greens.

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 50°, ideally 60°–75°F, and again in late summer, 8 to 10 weeks before your first average frost date. Produces best in cool temperatures. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for cool–season harvest. Successive Sowings: Sow 1 to 2 times more, 1 to 2 weeks apart.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 46"–12"

Row Spacing: 18"–24"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"12"

Harvesting: Harvest in the morning. If grown for the greens, harvest the leaves when they are small, before flower stalks form. If grown for the florets, cut the budding shoots about 5" down when they are 1"-2" across, just before the flowers open. Expect a second, and possible third flush of tender florets over 2 to 4 weeks.

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Rapini Broccoli Raab Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Broccoli Raab

5 out of 5 stars Oct 14, 2019
This is the most delicious veggie, it's like a skinny broccoli with greens surrounding. Delicious raw in a salad or stirred fried with anything. So easy to grow , here in zone 7b I can grow it for almost 9months a year. Your seeds are the best, always dependable.
Lynn E Knotts from GA

rapini broccoli

4 out of 5 stars Nov 16, 2021
planted in an area with to much sun, never produced vegetable
anita from CO

Tend to bolt quickly

3 out of 5 stars Nov 25, 2021
These seeds sprouted and grew well, but would almost immediately bolt. Tried eating them anyway and they were tough. Appearance was not like why you get in the store. Also you need to plant a lot to get even one bunch.
James from TN
Owner Response: Hi James, As a rule, broccoli raab is quick to produce and likewise has a short harvest period before the buds open into flowers. It helps to sow these in succession and also grow them in cool weather. We sure hope that helps!

Rapini Broccoli Raab Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Dec 31, 2021
Very hardy plants! Fast growing. Rapini Broccoli Raab was delicious!
Laura from WI

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