When to harvest broccoli?

catherinet(5 IN)May 14, 2014

I have broccoli plants in a stock tank this year. Their heads aren't that big, but the individual stalks are starting to separate. Does that mean it's time to eat them?
Thanks.

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woohooman

Yep. A little past it's prime but still good.. Harvest that main head so side shoots develop.

The more separation, the woodier the stalk will be. I let my knife in the kitchen tell me --- if gravity from a simple chop drop of the knife doesn't go easily through the stalk, I inch my way up the stalk until it does.

Kevin

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 8:52PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Agree. Usually it begins to get a slight yellow cast before the stalks begin to separate and that is when to harvest. So get it now.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 9:40PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Thanks Dave and Kevin! I'm going to grab and knife and go out now! :)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 7:24AM
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