Planting Broccoli Raab. Broccoli Raab (Rabe)grows best in cool, moist and moderate climates (temperatures under 85 degrees F). Due to an intolerance to heat, start broccoli raab indoors or in the greenhouse the beginning of February for transplanting in mid-March.Where does broccoli rabe grow?
A staple of the early spring Italian American garden is rapini, also called rapa, cima di rapa, broccoletti, broccoli rabe, broccoli raab, even friarielli in and around Naples. It is popular in Italy, especially in southern Italy where dozens of varieties are grown.What is broccoli raab?
Broccoli raab is a leafy green in the turnip family. It is also known as Brassica rapa, or broccoli rabe, rapini, rape, and rapa. The plant is cultivated for its tender stalks, florets, and leaves, all of which can be eaten.