Broccoli Rabe Plants

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Asked by mrjdm on October 9, 2012
Broccoli Rabe and Caterpillars

Within the last week my broccoli rabe has grown about a foot; however, caterpillars are now prolific, eating everything. They are green and about 1-1 1/2′ in size. How do I get rid of them?

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Nikki
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Asked by clarke on November 15, 2012
Why Haven’t My Broccoli Rabe Formed Any Flowers?

My plants are up to my waist with beautiful leaves, but no flowers. HELP

Thanks, Clarke

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AnnsGreeneHaus

If planted early in the fall or late in the spring, this crop requires about 60 to 65 days from seeding to first harvest of the flower heads. If planted in the late fall harvest is usually delayed until late winter or early spring.

Thuis article could help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli-rabe/broccoli-rabe.htm

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Asked by Steck.nancy9 on August 7, 2015
My Broccoli Rabe Has No Flower, Just Leaves

There is no broccoli sprout. It’s just leaves. Is there something missing in the soil? I have raised beds with bagged soil.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They don't develop heads for the same reason they bolt, which is the heat. This article, which would apply to your broccoli rabe plants too, should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/broccoli-not-forming-heads.htm

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Asked by mets600@tds.net on November 17, 2015
Broccoli Rabe

I’m having plants that are growing with big leaves but no Broccoli. I just picked because the bottom of the leaves are starting to yellow. Is this normal for the plant not to have any broccoli on the plant? And is this safe to eat?

Thank you

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Broccoli Rabe is a vegetable more closely related to turnips and beets.
The leaves are harvested and eaten.
This vegetable does not form Broccoli heads.
Here is a some more information for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli-rabe/broccoli-rabe.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli-rabe/harvesting-broccoli-raab.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/how-to-grow-broccoli.htm

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Asked by big_joe on July 6, 2016
Broccoli Rabe

Do you trim the leaves to make the crown grow?

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LuvaLeigh
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Asked by Anonymous on August 20, 2017
Brocolli Rabe

I was given brocolli rabe that had gone to seed. I dried out the pods and planted the seeds, all within a matter of 4 weeks. Will the seeds produce the plant?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, as long as the seeds were mature when harvested they should germinate and grow fine. Keep the seeds moist until they germinate. It should take about 65-70 days after planting before it is ready to harvest. Broccoli rabe can cross pollinate with many related vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc. so don't be surprised if the offspring is a hybrid and doesn't look much like the parent.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/saving-broccoli-seeds.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/how-to-grow-broccoli.htm

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