When To Harvest Broccoli - Knowledgebase Question

Agua Dulce, CA
Question by RJACK98174
December 18, 2000
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO HARVEST MY BROCOLLI? AND FROM WHAT POINT DO I CUT IT?


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Answer from NGA
December 18, 2000

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Broccoli can be harvested and eaten any time from when the heads first appear until the time the blooms open. For the maximum yield and quality, wait until the heads are full sized and yet still firm (they start to loosen just prior to blooming). You can cut 3"-4" of stem along with the heads. Most types of broccoli will put out a second crop of smaller side shoots after you harvest the central stem.

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