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Rapini Broccoli (300 seeds) (BR103) $2.50

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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: 22
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

95.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Kaela
Location:
Mclean, VA, United States
Date:
May 18, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious and Easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fairly heat tolerant

What are the cons? Can’t think of any

Review:

Started indoors in peat with a Nanodome and heating mat. They germinated in a day! I planted them outdoors in my raised beds in early April, and I am harvesting the plants now in mid May. On the few hot days we’ve had I covered the soil around them with white plastic to reflect the sun, and thankfully they didn’t bolt. Large, delicious plants that pests didn’t touch. As an Italian American I was raised eating Broccoli Rabe, and this is as tasty as it comes! It’s an acquired taste, so for those unaccustomed to it, it may be too strong for you. Highly recommend this variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
MJ
Location:
Ayden, NC, United States
Date:
April 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Just keeps growing growing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? excellent cool weather plant,

What are the cons? none yest

Review:

had some broccolini once and really liked it & this was this closet thing I could find, so bought some. started easy indoors, transplanted well (all lived), like the taste, keeps producing like crazy, I have to harvest every day- nice problem to have. looking forward to planting even more in the fall. Definitely will be ordering more of this. easy to prepare by sauteing in olive oil with a little salt.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Flowergirl
Location:
SAN JOSE, CA, United States
Date:
April 4, 2018
          4.0
 
Leaves are good too
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy for new grower

What are the cons? None

Review:

I bought these at Seed Bank in Petaluma. I planted next to some gem lettuce and forgot to use a marker. When these started to sprout, I was harvesting the leaves for salad. They were crunchy and sweet. As the stalks grew I noticed the small flowering heads on them and realized they were the raab I planted (my lettuce didn't fair well with our last rain). I haven't cut stalks yet to saute as some suggest but the flowers are beautiful and the hummingbirds seem to love them, so I will hold off for a few more weeks. This is my first season planting vegetables in a raised bed so I would say that this is good for any newbies. I planted these directly into the ground.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dayna Robertson
Location:
Pahoa, HI, United States
Date:
January 17, 2018
          5.0
 
I love it bees love it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, pretty, prolific

What are the cons? None.

Review:

So I started these thinking they would do horrible, like most other broccoli type plants. Boy was I wrong! So far, zero pest issues and we're many many months in. Everything from the stalk, to the leaves, to the flowers and seeds pods are delicious. I keep hacking them back and they just keep on giving me delicious food. I have no idea how long these plants will last, I planted them last spring. They get up to about 4 feet tall and if I ignore them they fall over and sprout more "plants" from the trunk. I highly recommend growing this in Hawaii.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

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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