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Cima di Rapa (Broccoli raab)

This is an incredible green-budded variety of sprouting broccoli, which crops more heavily and much more quickly from seed to harvest than Purple Sprouting.
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1000 seeds

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Height
40cm (16in)
Group/Species
Heritage
Common name
Broccoli raab, Rapini
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
1000 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Cima di Rapa is usually sown March-June, and can also be sown October. Simply just avoid the very cold and very hot months. Sow 1cm (½in) deep.

Description

This is an incredible green-budded variety of sprouting broccoli, which crops more heavily and much more quickly from seed to harvest than Purple Sprouting.

Hardy, prolific and very tasty, much favoured by the River Cafe team for winter pastas and soups. This is delicious cooked and then stir fried with garlic, anchovies, chilli and lemon, and served on top of a bed of new potatoes, sprinkled with pine nuts and good grated cheese.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Water regularly. May need staking. Clear the bed of weeds and stones before planting.