Broccoli - Raab "Spring Rapini" - Brassica rapa (Ruvo group)
Annual Heirloom. Rapini is a branching variety grown for its tops and tender flower shoots. This Italian heirloom produces no central head but an abundance of strap-leaves and side shoots. Looks like mustard with many dime-sized green buds. This cool weather plant does not overwinter well in colder climates.
Soil & Water: Broccoli should be planted in well-composted soil with good drainage and air circulation. Plants prefer a soil pH of 6.2-7.2.
Planting & Growing: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or seed directly 4 weeks before last frost, or seed directly in late summer for fall crops.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when heads are tight, before yellow flowers appear. Side heads may continue to produce for several weeks. Flavor improves with cooler temperatures. Use shade fabric to extend summer harvests.
Did You Know? Broccoli is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium, phosphorus, and iron.
Soil Temperature: 75-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 4-20 Days
Height At Maturity: 20"-28"
Days To Maturity: 60 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 1'-2'
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 42,857
3 x 8 x 0.75 inches.