Bouquets of little broccolini
with great fresh flavor in a hurry.
The fastest-growing spring broccoli raab; its name means forty days.
Italian seed; we have not been happy with the raab seed available here, and found this traditional type from an Italian seed merchant.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea var. italica
Start seeds in pots or flats 1-2" apart. Transplant seedlings 15" apart into well-prepared soil, after digging in compost and lime, if needed. Sown in flats late March, should mature by the end of June. Produces many smaller sprouts rather than one huge-head-cut the center head before individual buds get loose and open; this will be followed by a crop of side-shoots. Withstands rainy weather well; may be started in late summer for a fall crop; can over winter in zone 8.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C /Matures 8-9+/Harvest 4-12 /Yield heads 26-53, leaves 52-106/ Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates winter cold