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    Default When to harvest calabrese?

    This is how far it's grown:



    It's about 4-5 inches in diameter. Leave it for a few weeks longer?
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    If you leave it any longer the little green flower buds will begin to open, so I'd eat it now before they do. Once the main head has been cut off, the plants usually produce some smaller heads for a later harvest.

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    As Thelma says...harvest it now. The whole head is a mass of tiny flowers waiting to burst open.
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    You can usually tell when a calabrese head is going too far because it starts to look looser and takes on a yellowish tinge. Yours looks on the brink of doing that, so as others have said, it is ready now.
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    ^^^^^^^^^wot she said
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    After fretting all night and all day that flowers were going to pop up overnight and render it inedible, I went out after work and harvested the broccoli:


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    That's a good harvest
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    Very nice...will taste sublime
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