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how do you tell when broccoli is ready for harvest



Harvest Time
Calabrese - 15 weeks
Other varieties 40 weeks

For the best broccoli (all types), begin to harvest before the flowers open. Pick both Broccoli and Calabrese regularly to ensure the heads are at their tastiest and to encourage the formation of side-shoots.

With Calabrese, snap or cut off the heads at the top of the stalk. Broccoli should be cut off around half way down the stalk.

Latin Name
Brassica oleracea botrytis cymosa

10 Jul, 2008

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