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Di Rapa Novantina Broccoli (30 days)

Called Broccoli Raab or Rapini in this country, this is actually a non-heading broccoli. The top 6-8” or so of leaves and unopened flowers are usually harvested. Makes a good fall crop or grow in early spring. No resemblance to the mild broccoli flavor you may be used to, this green is quite pungent. Never served raw but is steamed for about 5 minutes and used in a recipe or eaten alone. 

100 seeds


Brassica oleracea

Germination: 3-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to the strongest seedling. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant a week or two before last frost. Space 12-18" apart. Sow in early to midsummer for fall crops. 

Sowing Outdoors: Spring when soil temperature reaches at least 55ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds every 12-18” apart. Thin to the strongest seedling per space. Sow in midsummer for fall crops. Germination is slower at lower soil temperatures.

Tips: Provide fertile soil, rich in organic matter from the very beginning of its growth in the garden. Give adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.

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    Sandi R.
    United States
    The seedlings were very healthy

    The seedlings were very healthy and strong and they are now young, vigorous plants. We put them in the ground just 4 days ago and they showed no signs of distress what so ever. I'll know more after we've tasted them :)

    Heidi O.
    United States

    I have ordered my seeds for the next growing season in December, they arrived promptly, but how can I know how good these seeds are when I will only use them in 3-4 months and harvest in 6-9 months ?