Sessantina Grossa, organic seeds

Brassica rapa esculenta

Broccoli-Raab resembles small (3-6 cm) broccolis with long tender stems and leaves. It is an Italian delicacy which is a closer relative to rape-plants and turnips than broccoli. It is called vegetable rape in Swedish and is grown in several varieties in Italy where it is chiefly used in pasta sauces, soups and casseroles. Broccoli-Raab grows very fast and must be harvested often. Do not wait till morning when the flowers have opened. Certainly, they can be eaten too but they look a bit slack after poaching. Poach them in salted water for 2 minutes tops or eat them raw. B-R has a more potent taste than common broccoli and resembles a cross between lettuce-mustard and broccoli.
The plants bring forth new heads as long as they are cut off and quickly too. The blooming is delayed a little by ample space between the plants, 20-30 cm. It is necessary to have quite a few plants, 25 "“ 50, if you wish to have a continual supply of fresh R-B since each one doesn"™t yield enough for a dinner. The R-B grows best if sown a after mid July but a really early sowing in green houses or plots yield a lot too. It can handle some frost in the autumn. A portion contains about 300 seeds.

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Product number:5105

Latin name:Brassica rapa esculenta

Botanic family:The Mustard Family - Brassicaceae


Days to maturity:35


F1 Hybrid:No

New variety:No

Height:50-60 cm.