Rapini (also known as Broccoli Rabe (or Raap), Broccoli Rabe, Broccoletti, Broccoli di Rape, Cime di Rapa, Rappi, Friarielli (in Naples), and Grelos) is a commonvegetable in thecuisines of SouthernItaly (in particular Bari and Sicily), China, andPortugal .
Rapini has many spiked leaves that surround a green bud which looks very similar to a small head of broccoli. There may be small yellow flowers blooming from the buds, which are edible.The flavor of rapini has been described as nutty, bitter andpungent.
Great bitter-sweet taste Italians love. Succession plant weekly for a continuous harvest. Excellent cooked as a side dish or cooked together with a short pasta such as Orechiette. 60 days. Sun