When should I harvest broccoli?


When should I harvest broccoli?


Broccoli should be harvested when the head is fully developed, but before the flower buds begin to turn yellow and open.  At harvest, the terminal head should be tight, blue-green, and approximately 6 to 7 inches in diameter.  Most broccoli varieties will develop several side heads (about 1 to 3 inches across) in the axils of the leaves after the central head is harvested.  

Learn more in this article: Growing Broccoli in the Home Garden.

Last updated on
April 19, 2024