Monday, May 03, 2021

Heavenly Rapini

 


Our vegetable garden was totally decimated with the last snowstorm.  Including the Rapini, which is supposed to be frost tolerant.  Perhaps, but I suppose it was not snow tolerant.

I start germinating the seedlings indoor around March.  Now we are at the end of April, and the marvelous vegetable plant have started to bloom outside.  

Native to Europe, Rapini is a member of the tribe Brassiceae of the Brassicaceae (mustard family). It is classified scientifically as Brassica rapa var. Ruvo It is also known as broccoletti, broccoli raab, broccoli rabe, spring raab, and ruvo kale.

Rapini is a green cruciferous vegetable, with the leaves, buds, and stems all being edible - at times describe as tasting nutty, bitter, and pungent, as well as almond-flavored.  The buds somewhat resemble broccoli, but do not form a large head. The small yellow flowers are also edible.  They are as what I would call heavenly.

Hope your day is going well.

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