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Rapini Broccoli (300 seeds) (BR103) $2.00

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Rapini Broccoli

         
 
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(B. rapa) An Italian non-heading broccoli grown for flavorful, asparagus-like spring shoots and leaves. Great to cook or in salads.
 
Rapini Broccoli
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 18
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

94.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Irish Classic
Location:
Hunterdon County, NJ, United States
Date:
November 12, 2017
          5.0
 
Better than broccoli
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Taste

What are the cons? Needs Netting

Review:

This rapini is my new substitute for broccoli, which is harder to grow and finicky. I grew a bunch in Spring as well as for a Fall crop and I was pleasantly surprised. The taste is mild and I am addicted to the yellow flowers which have the sweetest taste when sauteed. I highly recommend using bird netting to lightly cover because the insects loved the taste as much as I did. I simply put the netting over and the rapini was left alone. It grows strong and will be a staple in my garden from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JerseyMike
Location:
Bergen, NJ, United States
Date:
February 10, 2017
          4.0
 
Diff from supermarket raab
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow. Few pests.

What are the cons? Peel when cooking

Review:

This isn't the same as the raab we purchase from the supermarket. Leaves are much larger and mine were lighter in color. Not counting flower stalks I think they were about 18-24 inches tall. Other than slugs I did not encounter pest issues. I harvested about 2-3 times per plant. Save some leaves at the bottom and it will branch. Decline occurs around the same time as my snow peas. It is unclear if it is due to rising temperatures or frequent harvests. To cook, I peel the skin, boil, then saute until tender in minced garlic and salt. They not bitter when cooked this way.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bobochinchilla
Location:
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date:
August 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Ashley
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, easy to save see

What are the cons? bolts in heat, bugs love it

Review:

I recommend this to anyone who wants to a yummy veg that they can learn how to save seeds from easily. It bolts in the heat and the bugs are really interested in it (who can blame them, lots of flavour) but I grew it indoors last spring in pots , on my house plant shelf with much success! Invest in one pack of seeds and you'll never have to buy them again because each plant gives you tonnes of seeds in pods.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ckelley
Location:
TULSA OK, OK, United States
Date:
February 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Excellent flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, heat resistant

What are the cons? bitter when flowers

Review:

My boyfriend is from Rome, Italy. He kept telling me about this broccoli and we finally found seeds and grew them at home in a small raised bed. They sprouted quickly, especially in cooler weather, but you can grow through out the summer in hot Oklahoma weather as long as you keep them watered twice daily. Now the key to great taste is cutting the leaves early, when they are about 2-2 1/2 inch wide. As they age the leaves broaden and and a stem will produce flowers, this is when the plant starts to get bitter and stringy. So ideally young sprouts are milder in flavor and you can cook with garlic and olive oil in a fry pan. My boyfriend then piles it on top of soft homemade bread to make a delicious sandwich. A further advantage to this plant is if you let it flower you get a beautiful yellow flower added to any garden and they will dry out to small seed pods that give lots of seeds for planting more. Definitely a plant that keeps on giving.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ravenwork
Location:
Lebanon, PA, United States
Date:
January 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Delicious and Beneficial
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very Tasty and Beneficial

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is easy to grow and very tasty. You have to enjoy bitter greens to like this one. It is a classic broccoli rabe, very tasty, nice bitterness as is appropriate, but not objectionable. I grew this Spring and Fall here in Pennsylvania, and it performed beautifully. As a bonus, the last few plants which I left unharvested in the garden this Fall produced lovely clusters of yellow flowers which where a beautiful addition to our late Fall garden, but even more gloriously they attracted wild honey bees. It was a joy to see those bees again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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