Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) Seeds


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



Broccoli Rabe Seeds

Broccoli Rabe is also known 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. Broccoli rabe 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 a sprouting jar or other devices. Rinse seeds twice a day. Sprouts mature in 2-4 days. Microgreens 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 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 cm, seeds can be sown in planting compost in single plugs, or 5-­10 cm apart in a seedling tray.

Additional information

Seed Quantity

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


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