Best when grown in cool weather.
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How to Sow
- Broccoli Raab is a cool season crop sown in average soil in early spring as soon as the soil is workable.
- Sow in rows 8-12 inches apart, cover with ¼ inch of fine soil.
- Keep evenly moist.
- Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days.
- Thin to stand about 4-6 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high.
How to Grow
- Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
- Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth.
Harvest and Preserving Tips
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 inches across just as they begin to flower.
Keep picking to extend harvest.
Days To Maturity50 daysSunFull SunSpread12 inchesHeight24-36 inchesSow MethodIndoor SowPlanting TimeFall, SpringSow Time6-8 weeks BLFThin12 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Broccoli Raab,Spring is rated out of 5 by 8.Rated 1 out of 5 by Angie from Not a fan First time planing this. The plant itself grew great...but, these flowered before the fruit of the plant had much of a chance to be worth the work.Date published: 2015-08-02Rated 5 out of 5 by irelamanda from Fast Growth and Tasty! This germinated and sprouted with out any issues with pests or deformity. I sewed the seeds in April and I was able to harvest my first pieces in late July. This has more flavor than broccoli, a little sweeter than broccoli. We eat it steamed or raw and it's a delight! After picking from the top, the side shoots produces abundantly.Date published: 2014-09-10Rated 5 out of 5 by JDSz from EZ Grower I had 90% Germination (@80F). Plants grew great! Several (25%) starters died young, but I will never again grow mustard greens or kale when I can have this winner.Date published: 2012-04-22Rated 5 out of 5 by AZbackyarddirtfarmer from A lttle tricky to star, but well worth the trouble I had a little trouble getting these seeds to start, but got them going eventually. I started in Jiffy Peat Pods in a Tupperware container and couldn't get seeds to germinate. I tried for 5 weeks, and still nothing. Finally I got an idea and put the container in the Fridge for 1 week, took it out and put back outside, one week later, BAM, I had sprouts! You just need to recreate spending a winter in the ground. After I put them in the garden, they caught up with all my other plants very quickly. This is my Husbands new favorite vegi! I will have to plant more then the 5 plants next year!!Date published: 2010-02-20Rated 5 out of 5 by Marian from Grow it vertically! When these seedlings started to get long and leggy I tucked them into those round tomato cages they sell everywhere. They only take up 1 square foot in my raised beds and are about 3 feet high. I'll begin to harvest tomorrow. See attached photo. I love these plants!Date published: 2008-11-28Rated 4 out of 5 by Jennifer from Good but takes up a lot of space These plants were easy to grow from seed. They produced a tasty harvest. However, the plants take up a lot of garden space for a relatively low yield.Date published: 2008-07-12Rated 4 out of 5 by DirtFarmer from Good but, tough to plant Last year I had a very hard time planting the tiny seeds. Germination was terrible. This year I will try to make my own seed tape with newspaper and corn starch. The soil has to be very fine for these small seeds. I wish Burpee would do a seed tape or pelletize these and other tiny seeds.Date published: 2007-02-18