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Deitrich's Wild Broccoli Rabe (30 seeds) (WWE210) $4.00

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Deitrich's Wild Broccoli Rabe

         
 
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ROUGHWOOD/EFN EXCLUSIVE. Directors of the Experimental Farm Network selected this exciting plant from the feral leaf turnips growing at the Deitrichs' farm in Salem County. They assume the plants escaped from an Italian farmer generations ago. Similar plants grow across the southern New Jersey region, but the plants at the Deitrichs' farm had already been informally selected by Chris & Sandy for years when EFN founders Nate Kleinman & Dusty Hinz took over selection. It's known locally as "wild broccoli raab", and some folks eat it every day it's in season -- and its season starts many weeks before anything else, often growing through snow. It's delicious raw or cooked (and especially good in scrambled eggs or just sauteed in some olive oil). A biennial, it is best planted in late Spring, but can be planted well into late Summer and still provide excellent "raabs" the following Spring. Even when it's not sending up the cut-and-come-again flower spikes from which it gets its name, the leaves make great cooking greens well into the Winter months. Thanks to the Deitrichs' wise stewardship of their land -- eschewing herbicides, leaving lots of land unmowed -- and love for this plant in particular, a strong population thrives in their corner of southern New Jersey. These seeds come from the most productive, earliest plants, selected in an effort to re-domesticate it with all of its best wild properties intact. That process will continue, but for now we're happy to offer you this gem. This variety carries the Open Source Seed Initiative Pledge. Grown ecologically in New Jersey by the Experimental Farm Network.
 
Deitrich's Wild Broccoli Rabe
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Happy123
Location:
Yakima, WA, United States
Date:
June 30, 2018
          5.0
 
OMG This Stuff is Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Slug-proof

What are the cons? None

Review:

I was skeptical, the rosette leaves have all the charm of a wire brush, sort of like over-sized red radish leaves, but I stirr-fried them in butter til wilted and dark green, took a bite and wanted MORE! Now I wish I had planted lots more. Will definitely plant to overwinter and be ready with my Austrian Winter Peas for early spring greens. Plan to plant outside the garden and hope they make me a wild patch.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shelma1
Location:
Eagleswood, NJ, United States
Date:
June 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious and fastgrowing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Large, fast growing, yummy

What are the cons? None

Review:

Love this! It grows to three or four times the size of my other broccoli rabe, grows tons of leaves and sends up stalks so quickly it's hard to keep up with it. It has a nice bitter taste, more bitter than the other variety I'm growing, but that bitterness is what I love about this vegetable.. It took a little longer to get going, but then it really took off.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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