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Tips for harvesting broccoli

Broccoli can be harvested several times, provided you harvest it correctly.

There are broccoli varieties that can be harvested for up to six months, that’s if you harvest them correctly. Broccoli will form a central or main head as the plant matures. The secret cut and come again broccoli is to harvest the central head of broccoli using a sharp knife to cut the stalk just below the florets. Within a week or so side shoots will start to appear and within a couple of weeks you can harvest these side shoot which are perfect in a stir fry or gently steamed. 

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