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Broccoli of Calabria (25-23)

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Broccoli of Calabria. Traditional variety from Southern Italy. Compact. Early with a medium-sized head which is 4-5 inches across. Vigorous producer of large side shoots which form after main head is cut. If you let it produce side shoots, space it at 24...

Cavolo Broccolo Spigariello Foglia Riccia (25-93)

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Leaf Broccoli. 75 days. Widely grown in Southern Italy, especially Puglia. Grow as any broccoli. Set out 6 week old transplants any time during growing season, or direct seed. Space or thin to 18'' apart. Eat the leaves and little broccoli tops. Very...

Cavolo Broccolo Spigariello Foglio Liscia (25-91)

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Smooth Leaf Broccoli. Widely grown in Southern Italy, especially Puglia. This is a true broccoli, not a cima (rapa). Eat the leaves and the little broccoli tops. Grow from transplants as you would broccoli. 100 gram packets. Not Franchi seed.

Cima di Rapa Maceratese (41-8)

Cima di Rapa Maceratese. This rapa does not form a head; grown for its leaves which are large and succulent and much more numerous than in the heading types. Nice tender stems. Grows best in spring or fall but can be grown through the summer. Succession...

Cima di Rapa Novantina (41-5)

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Cima di Rapa Novantina. 50-55 days to maturity (even though novantina means ninety). Largest head of the three cima di rapa. Very assertive taste. Can be grown from transplants but easiest from direct seed. Spring, summer, fall. One seed/inch in rows 12...

Cima di Rapa Quarantina (41-2)

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Cima di Rapa Quarantina. One of the earliest rapa's at 28-33 days, depending on the weather. A small plant, 8-10" tall. Can be planted in spring as early as the soil can be worked. Good for summer and fall also. 12 gram packet, approximately 4,500 seeds...

Cima di Rapa Quarantina (40 day) Cima Grossa Fasanese (41-96)

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From the Bari region of Italy. For spring, summer, or fall. Nice tasting with a large florette. Direct seed 1'' apart in rows 12'' apart in fertile soil. Thin to 6 inches apart or plants will be small. Pick entire plant or just the head. It will sprout...

Cima di Rapa Sessantina (41-4)

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Cima di Rapa Sessantina. 60 days, but actually it is ready in 30-35 days in our Massachusetts trial gardens. 12-14 inches high, fairly thick stem. Spring, summer, fall. Great bitter-sweet taste Italians love. Succession plant weekly for a continuous...

Cima di Rapa Sessantina (60 days) Cima Grosso (41-97)

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Cima di Rapa sel Fasano. From Bari. About 37 days. Very big plant with a huge head. Good taste. Can be grown in spring, summer or fall. 12 gram packet. Not Franchi seed. To see our growing guide for Cima di Rapa, click here.

Cima di Rapa Sessantina Riccia di Sarno (41-95)

A 60 day Cima di Rapa (Brassica rapa sylvestris esculenta). This is a nice selection from Southern Italy. Excellent flavor, slightly bitter and sweet at the same time. Large plants that need to be thinned to every 6 inches in rows 12 inches apart. 15...