Rapini is a vegetable also commonly known as Broccoli Raab and Rabe. It is considered in the broccoli family, but it is more similar to a turnip, grown for turnip greens, as it does not have a head like broccoli. It is served sauteed, often with garlic.

Growing Advice

Companion Planting

Pests & Diseases

Seed Saving

Similar to turnips and beets, rapini usually requires a second growing season in order to seed. You must carefully remove from the ground in the fall and store in a dark cool place, such as a basement or root cellar, before replanting in the spring and allowing it to go to seed.

Heirloom Varieties

  • A Foglia di Olico Brocoletti
  • Di Dapa
  • Raab Rapini
  • Sorrento
  • Spigariello
  • Zamboni

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