BROCCOLI-RAAB (Rapini) Spring
Small flower buds and leaves spice up salads or for use as greens. Used for its zesty mustard like flavor in Italian and other ethnic cuisine. Produces over a long period, rich in vitamins, very easy to grow. Approximately 50 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow from early to mid spring and again in late summer through early fall. Cover seed with 1/4 inch fine soil.
SPACING: Space rows about 2 feet apart.
THINNING: Gradually thin to 8 inches apart harvesting thinned greens.
GERMINATION: Approximately one week. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Grows best in a sunny location in fairly rich well drained soil. Prefers the cooler parts of the growing season. Keep fairly well watered during hot weather and keep young buds and leaves picked for an extended harvest period. Great for fall crops.