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Farmer Phil's Spring Raab Broccoli Raab

Spring Raab Broccoli Raab

Despite its name,Broccoli Raab has more relation to turnips, falling in the same species category, than to actual broccoli. Nevertheless, this plant is popular in Italian and Chinese cuisines. Two common types of broccoli raab are sold and grown: One that is planted in the fall and harvested in the spring and another that is planted in the spring and harvested once it reaches maturity. The latter, called “spring raab” or “spring rabini” is more common as a plant. When planting, expect a 60 day growing season and plant each broccoli raab four inches apart.

Our suggestions for growing this plant include:

Harvest: 33 days.
Exposure: Full sun. Likes cool temperatures for best flavor.
Water Needs: Keep evenly moist.
Fertilizer: Fertilize when planting and then again two weeks later.

Spring Raab

Spring raab, also known as “spring rabini,” is one of the more common broccoli raab plants for gardens. This type of broccoli raab is planted in spring and is harvested once it reaches maturity. Typically, this is about 60 days after being transplanted. When adding this type of broccoli raab to your garden, make sure that four inches of space is between both plants.

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