Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) Seeds

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Plant Description:
Broccoli Rabe, Rapini
Annual, Open-Pollinated, Heirloom
Time to sow: Spring
Light conditions: Full sun
Matures: 45 days

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Description

Broccoli Rabe Seeds

Broccoli Rabe is also know as broccoli raab, and rapini. It is a cruciferous vegetable that is very popular in Italy and China. The flavour is nutty and bitter; it goes well with meat and seafood. It’s a highly nutritious plant. The stalks, leaves, and buds are all edible. Matures in 45 days.

Sprouting Broccoli

Rapini can also be grown for highly nutritious sprouts. Soak the seeds for 2-4 hours before adding to sprouting jar or other device. Rinse seeds twice a day. Sprouts mature in 2-4 days. Micro greens take 10-14 days.

1 tbsp of seeds will yield approximately 4 cups of sprouts.

How to Grow Broccoli from Seed

In general, broccoli–­­as well as closely-­related Brassica species like cabbage, kale, and brussels sprouts–­­is a cool­ weather crop. Thus, it is best to sow rapini in early spring, late summer, or early fall.

For a spring crop, look to sow seeds indoors, in a greenhouse, in a polytunnel, or in a cold­-frame two or three weeks ahead of the last expected frost date.

For a fall or early winter crop, look to sow seed 45 days before the expected or typical date of a first frost.

Planted to a depth of 1 centimeters, seeds can be sown in planting compost in single plugs, or 5-­10 centimeters apart in a seedling tray.

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Seed Quantity

300 seeds, 1,000 seeds, 100 grams, 250 grams

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