'Rapini' - (Non-GMO) - aka 'Spring Raab' - (Heirloom)
Many gourmet recipes use Rapini as well as many kid friendly recipes too. Imagine a grilled cheese sandwich w/ rapini that will have your kids requesting more of this healthier alternative. This broccoli brassica cousin brings true fulfillment to any backyard garden. Many areas are prone to wormy pests who love the brassica family. Greenhouse / Indoor organic growing is the best alternative to minimize pests.
60 Days to Harvest!
300 seeds/gram Plants mature quickly and grow best in cooler weather. Both early and late crops are possible. For early crops, start seeds indoors in a soil-less mix from late March to early April. Set out the transplants in late April and early May spacing them about 45 cm (18") apart in rows 90 cm (3') apart. Fertilizing is essential. Use a balanced NPK granular or 20-20-20 water soluble. Keep the area weeded and evenly watered. One packet sows approx. 20 m (66’) of row when thinned to a 40-50 cm (16-18”) spacing. When the weather becomes hot, check the plants daily. High temperatures cause the flower buds to open quickly and taste and quality rapidly deteriorates.
Life Cycle: Annual
Propagation: Start Indoors
Days to Emergence: 7 to 10
Light: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Sturdy
Frost Tolerance: Can Withstand Light Frost
Days to Harvest: 60
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Length of Row Packet: One packet sows approximately 20 m (66') when seedlings are thinned to a 40-50cm (16-18
Family Name: Brassicaceae
Latin: Brassica oleracea