Rapini or Spring Raab Broccoli - Heirloom, Non Gmo Seeds
Rapini, also known as Broccoli Raab is often confused as a type of broccoli. Although it is in the same family as broccoli (cruciferous) its actually in the mustard family and closely related to turnips. The stems, leaves and cluster of buds are all edible with a sharp, bitter and somewhat nutty flavour.
Its incredibly versatile being used in soups, pasta dishes, on sandwiches, pestos and sauteed as a side vegetable.
Rapini is a good source of vitamin K, A and C and contains strong anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Days to Maturity 60
Packet Contains 200
Growing Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Rapini (Broccoli Rabe)
Medicinal- Health benefits of broccoli rabe, including reducing cardiovascular risk, strengthening bone mineral density, preventing certain cancers and managing blood sugar levels.
- Nutritional Profile - Plant based source of omega fatty acids, vitamin C, K and A. Rapini also contains calcium and potassium.
Use in: Soups, stews, pasta, braised, grilled, pickled. pizza.
Harvest rapini when plants are 1 to 2 feet tall, and flower buds have just begun to appear. Keep a keen eye on plants, however, as they bolt extremely quick. Using a pair of clean and sharp garden shears, cut the stem 5 inches below the bud. Trimming broccoli rabe down to the ground after the first harvest is not recommended. After you cut the first shoot, the plant will grow another small shoot that is also edible. This can be harvested later in the season.
Rapini should be wrapped in a plastic bag and refrigerated for up to 3 days. It’s best to use it right away. Rapini freezes well either raw or blanched and can be pickled as well.
Cucumber, beet, carrot, spinach, eggplant.