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Cima di Rapa Sessantina

Cima di Rapa Sessantina Mid-Early.  is a plant in the turnip family that produces edible leaves and a 12-14 inch tall stem with a small broccoli-like head. "Sessantina" means 60 days, but we usually find it's ready to eat in 35-40 days. It can be grown easily from direct seeding in spring, summer, and fall. Succession plant weekly for continuous harvest. Cima has a slightly bitter, slightly sweet flavor. It is used as a side dish, or with a short pasta such as Orechiette.

Rapini, Rabe, Cima di Rapa, Friarielli, or Broccoletti - whatever you call it, this flavorful spring, summer, and fall vegetable is delicious! It is widely eaten in southern Italy, as well as in parts of Spain and Portugal. Cima di Rapa Sessantina is named as a 60 day variety but you can eat it's smaller succulent thinnings sooner than that. Plants grow 12-18" tall with thick stems and bitter-sweet foliage and florets. All plants are ready for harvest at about the same time, so plant in successions for continual harvest.

Approximately 300-450 seeds per gram

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