Sorrento Early Fall Rapini Broccoli Raab
- Heirloom. Open pollinated. 30-50 days.
- Early Fall Rapini Broccoli is a broccoli raab;14-16” tall. A most robust and vigorous variety. Large leaves, lots of flower buds, with excellent taste. The broccoli-like flavor is lively and pungent, stir-fry and combine with a little garlic, sausage and pasta.
- You can make several cuts and light frost does no harm. Produces a larger plant from fall sowing.
- May be grown in spring or summer but produces a smaller plant.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors in spring 4 to 6 weeks before last frost with a minimum soil temperature of 50° -86° 77?,optimum.Sow seeds ¼” deep with 3-4 per unit/inch thinning to one seedling. When seeds germinate move to a cooler, well lit area to produce sturdy transplants. Harden off seedlings 7 days prior to transplanting outdoors. Plant outdoors in well prepared soil, enriched with a complete garden fertilizer or rich compost, broccoli is considered a heavy feeder. Transplant outdoors when soil temperature is 60-65?. Water moderately and regularly. For fall crops plant seeds 1/4” deep and 2”- 4” apart outdoors in late summer. Thin seedlings to 8-10” apart when 6” tall.