Cima di Rapa Broccoli Raab

60 days. A crispy, deep green Raab that springs up quickly, Cima di Rapa grows to about 12" tall. Harvest before the buds open for sweetest flavor and crunchy texture. Once the buds open, it is still tasty, just a little stronger! Great in the authentic Italian preparation: steam Cima di Rapa two to three minutes while still fiercely bright green. Drain and stir-fry with Garlic and olive oil. Toss with cooked penne pasta and add freshly grated parmigiano or romano. (OP.)

One packet of about 700 seeds
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  • Also known as Rapini, Broccoli Raab is a classic favorite of Italian cooks. Actually the flower shoot of a Turnip-like vegetable, it prefers cool weather and can tolerate shade - just a few hours of sunlight seems enough for this resilient variety. Rather than forming heads, Raab forms loose sprouting shoots which should be harvested as needed. The plant will usually re-sprout until hot weather settles in. Raab is great for beginner gardeners - throw the seeds in, cover with a sprinkling of soil, then water; keep the area lightly moist.

    Average seed life: 3 years.
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Also known as Rapini, Broccoli Raab is a classic favorite of Italian cooks. Actually the flower shoot of a Turnip-like vegetable, it prefers cool weather and can tolerate shade - just a few hours of sunlight seems enough for this resilient variety. Rather than forming heads, Raab forms loose sprouting shoots which should be harvested as needed. The plant will usually re-sprout until hot weather settles in. Raab is great for beginner gardeners - throw the seeds in, cover with a sprinkling of soil, then water; keep the area lightly moist.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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