Broc Rabe Harvesting

tommyc325(7)June 9, 2012

Hey everyone

This is my first post - this is the first season im growing broc rabe and its very odd. I have leaves with big shoots of flowers - see link -

Dont mind my dog

Im not sure when to harvest or anything - any help would be appreciated.

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The shoots of flower buds are what you harvest, before they bloom of course.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 2:37PM
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t-bird(Chicago 5/6)

too far gone! Looks like they were ready 3-7 days ago!

If you aren't in a heat wave - you could take off and discard the flower stalks and see if they send up a nice thick stalk. If its thin, it will be woody, from my experience.

If you have 80/90's high - forget it!!!

leave the flowers, and harvest the seeds for planting in a month or two -

you don't have the zone in your line, so hard to give precise advise.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 2:53PM
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thanks everyone - im in the central jersey area - not sure how to set my zone or even figure it out

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 1:15AM
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USDA zone map

Looks like you're probably in 6, maybe 7

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA zone map

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 10:09AM
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great thank you

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 1:20PM
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