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Broccoli Raab

Rapa, Rapini, Taitcat, Italian turnip, Broccoli turnip

Cruciferae Brassica campestris L. (Ruvo group)

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This plant is grown for its tender leaves and flowers shoots which are used as greens or pot herbs. Plants develop rather rapidly and are harvested before the flower buds open. General growth habit and exposure of edible parts are similar to spinach.

Season, seeding to harvest: About 60 days.

Production in U.S.: No data, very limited.

Use: As pot herb.

Part of plant consumed: Entire top, leaves, stems and flower buds.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch