Brassica rapa subsp. rapa
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. The Budding florets on this frost-tolerant annual should be harvested just before the flowers open for best flavor. Plants grow up to 12″-14″ tall and 8″-10″ wide. Botanical Interests’® Rapini Broccoli Raab Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 46 feet.
45 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 50°, ideally 60°–75°F, and again in late summer, 8-10 weeks before your first average frost date. Produces best in cool temperatures. In mild climates, sow in fall for cool–season harvest.
For Successive Sowings: Sow 1-2 times more, 1-2 weeks apart.
Indoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.