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Broc Rabe Harvesting

Posted by tommyc325 none (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 9, 12 at 13:42

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 - http://cl.ly/HGeD
Dont mind my dog

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


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RE: Broc Rabe Harvesting

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


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RE: Broc Rabe Harvesting

  • Posted by t-bird Chicago 5/6 (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 9, 12 at 14:53

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.


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RE: Broc Rabe Harvesting

thanks everyone - im in the central jersey area - not sure how to set my zone or even figure it out


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RE: Broc Rabe Harvesting

USDA zone map

Looks like you're probably in 6, maybe 7

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


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RE: Broc Rabe Harvesting

great thank you


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