Broccoli Raab Cimi di rapa ‘quarantina’ 40 days


  • Brassica rapa var rupo
  • Seed Packet contains approx 300 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated.  Treated Seed.

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Broccoli Raab Cimi di rapa quarantina (30 to 40 days)

Broccoli Raab Cimi di rapa “quarantina” is also known as Rapini. It is a turnip top that has been developed for the tasty green flower and young leaves that taste slightly peppery. It grows very quickly and is best in cooler weather.  This quarantina Raab is one of the earliest varieties so best sown by seed rather than raised in punnets. You can be picking flowers within 30-40 days! Very popular in Italy.

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When to Sow:

Cool Climate: after last frost – mid MAR

Temperate: after last frost to mid APR (but summer may be too warm)

Sub – Tropical: over winter maybe

Tropical: TOO HOT

Arid: FEB – APR, JUN

Spacing: Sow every 2cm, Thin to 10cm apart , Rows 30cm.

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Broccoli on the Wiki

  • Broccoli resulted from breeding of landrace Brassica crops in the northern Mediterranean starting in about the sixth century BCE.
  • Broccoli has its origins in primitive cultivars grown in the Roman Empire and was most likely improved via artificial selection in the southern Italian Peninsula or in Sicily.
  • Broccoli was spread to northern Europe by the 18th century and brought to North America in the 19th century by Italian immigrants.
  • After the Second World War, breeding of United States and Japanese F1 hybrids increased yields, quality, growth speed, and regional adaptation, which produced the cultivars that have been the most popular since then.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 18 to 24 C (around 5-10 days to germination)

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