Broccoli rabe growing leaf plant of the Species Brassica rapa also known as Rapini or Broccoli raab, Broccoli rabe annual plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10 in autumn planting
Leaves edible the color is green, size 10-30 cm, deeply serrated ovate shape, the stem also edible
Broccoli rabe buds
Bud edible in green color.
Flower color yellow, flowers grows on inflorescence, the size is 1-2 mm
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Requirements for Broccoli rabe growing and care:
Rich soil, cold weather
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
to know when to pick the flowers, premature bloom
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate
Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids
How to prune:
dead or infected leaves
Size of the plant?
20-50 cm, 8-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter
How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the stem, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves, better not to trim the leaves before the bud picked up
Information about leaves:
Leaves edible the color is green, size 10-30 cm, deeply serrated ovate shape
Uses of Broccoli rabe leaves:
Quiche, cooked, stir fry, salad
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