AKA Rapini, Rabe - This Italian non-heading broccoli is grown for its thin shoots, (described as asparagus-like). Shoots are approximately 12". Plants bolt easily. Approx. 40-70 days.
Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: 55 to 100 days.
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 75-85ºF range from 45-85ºF.
Cultural information: seed directly in the soil in late spring. Space 6"-24" depending on head size. Row space should be 3 ft.
Seed count: approx. 6,000 seeds/oz. or 100,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: ½ oz. per 100 ft. rows, 1 pound per acre. Diseases and pests: Viral and fungal diseases, rotate crop.
Harvesting: Cut the center head before flowers open. Cut side shoots to promote continuous production.