CIMA DI RAPA (Rapini) sessantina
12g of seed approx 4,800 seeds
PLEASE NOTE: This seed is packaged by The Italian Gardener from 500g cans of Franchi Sementi See below for details.
Cima di rapa 60 is a mid-late variety that is also called rapini or broccoli rabe. It is a turnip top that has been developed for its delicious green efflorescence and young leaves that taste slightly peppery. It grows very quickly and is best in cooler weather. It is cooked quickly in boiling water until al denteand then best braised in a little olive oil flavoured with chilli and garlic to be served as a side dish or as a sauce with pasta.
Sow throughout the year in temperate regions, 1 seed/2.5cm in rows 30cm apart, 0.6cm deep. Thin to 1 plant 10cm. Try to pick the broccoli-like heads before they flower. About 30 days to harvest so succession plant every 2 weeks for a continuous supply.
Due to New Australian Bio Security Regulations Cima Di Rapa must be treated with a broad spectrum fungicide or Hot Water Treated. As we know how important this plant is to our customers we have continued to bring in this highly sought after product. We have now plenty of stock. Due to treatment and freight costs we have had to increase the cost.
To see an article on Cima di Rapa in Gardening Australia by Maggie Beer click here.
Also available in a 500g can. 150,000 seeds.