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Q.Broccoli Harvesting in Cold Weather

Anonymous added on January 15, 2014 | Answered

I live in North Carolina and planted broccoli plants VERY late. They have heads and they are small – from the size of a quarter to about 2 – 2 1/2″ around. They have a slight purple hue (color). Should I take my chances and let them try to get larger or should I pick now and eat, or can I eat – not sure why they have that slight purplish hue?

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Answered on January 15, 2014

You may want to try blotting the cut end right after harvest and get them into the cold in your fridge as quickly as possible. Actually, to keep them crisp, you want to keep them as dry and as cool as you can quickly as possible.

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