Italians value broccoli raab for being a culinary delight and refer to it there as broccoli asparago.
Rapini in the spring does not grow like the broccoli that most people picture. It is prized for its cluster of yellow buds rather than its central head. Because of their rich, distinctive flavor and preference for cool temperatures, these buds and the tender green leaves are used in salads and sautéed in the best restaurants worldwide.
Matures from seed fairly quickly. Green shoots have a delicious taste. You'll adore it delicately fried with garlic and olive oil, fresh in salads, and boiled soups. Cut 6" pieces when the 'broccolis' are the size of a quarter.
Period of Life: Annual Season to Plant: Cool Season Structural Type: Upright Fast-growing Characteristics of the Plant Use: Shaded Garden, Container Garden, and Culinary Growing Conditions: Outdoor, Cold Tolerant Advantages of Harvest: Microgreens Directions for Plant Care: Spring Rapini
Direct Sowing Method: Full Sun is Required for Light. Area for Plantation: 1/4 Inch Height of Plant: 24 Inches Vegetation Space: 12 to 18 Inches Needs for Water: Average Zones of Difficulty Are: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 36 to 40 Days Till Maturity.