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Brassica ruvo 'Sessantina'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: ruvo (ROO-vo) (Info)
Cultivar: Sessantina

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saya On May 18, 2011, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Taste is not bad at all. I liked its very slightly bitter but full flavour. I prepared it chopped and stir-fried in some olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh garlic (with tagliatelle and parmesan cheese).. Even my son, a very fuzzy eater, liked it that way.
From sowing to its first cut for harvest it took only 35 days. I don't have lots of space to grow vegs, but cime di rapa is suitable for small spaces or even for growing in containers. Very easy to grow!

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