When to Harvest Cauliflower

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Cauliflower should be harvested when the heads are firm, white, compact and 6 to 8 inches in diameter (50 to 70 days for most varieties). The heads should be cut off the main stem.

Keywords: Cauliflower, Cool season vegetables, Cabbage family, Broccoflower

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