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Rapa da Foglia senza Testa (110-10)

$3.50

Rapini. This is essentially a turnip plant that doesn't produce a bulb and is grown for the delicious leaves. Jagged leaves with assertive flavor. Pick when small and tender. Mix with lettuce or chicory for a tasty salad. Excellent cooked as a side vegetable (boil til tender, drain and then 'jump' with some aioli and hot pepper in olive oil. Sow in early spring or fall, 1cm down and space 6-8 inches. Very early - 30-40 days. 12 gram packet.

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Rapini. This is essentially a turnip plant that doesn't produce a bulb and is grown for the delicious leaves. Jagged leaves with assertive flavor. Pick when small and tender. Mix with lettuce or chicory for a tasty salad. Excellent cooked as a side vegetable (boil til tender, drain and then 'jump' with some aioli and hot pepper in olive oil. Sow in early spring or fall, 1cm down and space 6-8 inches. Very early - 30-40 days. 12 gram packet.

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Rapini senza testa means "without head". So if you are looking for rapini (broccoli rabe) that has the pretty heads and impresses your dinner guests, this isn't the one for you. But if you are into it for the taste, senza testa is the way to go. I've grown both side by side and prefer senza testa.
Posted by Jim Marchi on 7th Sep 2017

back for another packet! these greens are so good for omelets, pasta dishes, bean dishes, pizza--even wonderful in enchiladas. remove the stems for cooking. we grow them in big pots, and they keep producing for cut and come again cooking greens. the stems are quite sturdy, so they hold up well in our windy garden. some insect damage, but not much--backs of the leaves have an irritating hairy covering, and the taste is bitter, so most bugs will go elsewhere.
Posted by undefined on 25th Apr 2014

Now this is a great green, a new staple for me in Virginia. In the fall it produced an abundance of tasty greens with a deep, sweet/turnip raab flavor and was a vigorous grower which seemed to shrug off adverse conditions better than most brassicas. It overwintered well (down to 20 degerees F, or slightly less) and has delighted us with tender thick raab-like florets this Spring as a true biennial. So if you like raab, as I do, this green is an excellent choice.
Posted by Michael on 6th Apr 2013