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    siminais is offline Germinator
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    Default Calabrese flowering

    Advice please, I didn't realise Calabrese needed picking before the flower heads bloom. Have these been lost or are they still edible? Thanks.

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    They will taste yukky!
    Perhaps try one though before chucking out the lot.
    Bad luck!!
    Tx

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    Cut off the flowering heads but leave the plants in the ground, they often produce side shoots like broccoli.
    Happy Gardening,
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    Yep, if any start flowering just chop em off and more edible versions will follow. Although it isn't supposed to be frost hardy my calabrese last year kept producing well into the new year!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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    Calabrese and broccoli need to be picked when the heads (buds) are tight and green. These are edible. If you leave them the heads become loose and develop yellow flowers (inedible)

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    Not inediable but certainly not eatable......shoots become hard and stalky the inner part is ok but it's really not worth the hassle.

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    Thanks for info, i'll be disposing the flowered heads & see if any more come through. Many thanks.

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