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

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
dead or infected leaves

Size of the plant?
20-50 cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
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:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

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

Scientific name:

Brassica rapa Ruvo group

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