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Best when grown in cool weather.
Matures very quickly from seed. Green shoots have a captivating flavor. Cut 6" pieces when they are the size of a quarter. You'll love it lightly sauted with garlic and olive oil, fresh in salads and boiled soups.
Sow broccoli raab seeds in early spring in sunny location as soon as soil is workable. In rows 8-12" apart, sow seeds thinly and cover with 1/4" fine soil. Firm lightly. Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days.
Harvesting Broccoli Raab
Plants produce an abundance of small leaves and many side shoots no larger than a quarter.
Pick shoots and leaves in about 35 days. Harvest whole plants when sprouts are 1-2" across,
just as they begin to flower. Keep picking to extend harvest.