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When to harvest broccoli?

Posted by catherinet 5 (My Page) on
Wed, May 14, 14 at 18:59

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?

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RE: When to harvest broccoli?

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.


RE: When to harvest broccoli?

  • Posted by digdirt 6b-7a North AR (My Page) on
    Wed, May 14, 14 at 21:40

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.


RE: When to harvest broccoli?

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

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