When to Harvest Broccoli

Fresh harvested broccoli. image by JA Coulter: Flickr.com

The best time to harvest broccoli is after the central head is completely developed, but before yellow petals emerge. Cut the stem 5 to 6 inches under the head.

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Photo by: JA Coulter: Flickr.com