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Broccoli Raab, Broccoli Rabe, Brocoletti, Cima di Rapa
Brassica ruvo 'Sessantina'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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!