Broccoli Raab - Knowledgebase Question

El Cajon, CA
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Question by cwotwo2
December 19, 1997
How is Broccoli Raab harvested; do you take off the center
flower and the side shoots as well as all the stems with
leaves or do you just pull up the whole plant?

Answer from NGA
December 19, 1997
Broccoli Raab is sometimes called asparagus broccoli, because it has delicate, tender buds and stems that are harvested for stir-fry cooking or for addition to a salad.

It takes about 45 days from seedling to maturity. Harvest the small turnip-like leaves with the small flower bud clusters and use them fresh or lightly cooked. Depending on the weather, your plant may put out more leaves in a few weeks. If not, pull it out, because it really is an annual.

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