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Harvesting - Broccoli





Fast Facts




Planting to Harvest 50 to 100 days from transplanting date
Average Yield 6 to 10 bunches or about 4 to 6 pounds per 10 ft of row
Recommended planting for a family of five 25 plants
Recommended Uses Boil, steam, stir-fry/saute, braise/stew, deep fry, pressure cook, microwave, or raw


Additional Information



Harvest Recommendations

Mature heads are generally 3" to 6" across. To get the best flavor from your broccoli, it should be harvested before buds begin to open. Cut off each head with 6" or 8" of stalk. Smaller heads will develop on side shoots as the season grows cooler in temperature. Side shoots will not be as large as center head.

Plants started in midsummer for fall harvest will withstand light fall frosts and develop superior quality produce. Light frosts will help control insect pests, allowing for fewer insect problems upon harvest.

Heads that develop in cooler weather do not have as strong a flavor as those harvested in hot weather.

Crops planted midsummer for fall harvest generally have fewer insect problems and a less bitter flavor.

Storage and Preservation Methods

Best when frozen or canned, but can be stored fresh up to a week if kept cool.

 





Broccoli

Tips

Rotate planting location of this family of vegetables.

 

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