Are you growing cinnamon in Ohio, but don’t know when the best time to harvest them is?
Harvesting cinnamon is not as easy as it seems.
- Cinnamon has a very short window when it can be harvested and still taste great.
So if you harvest them too early they may not be ready and taste bad. And if you harvest them too late they may become infected with mold, fungus, insects, etc., and become inedible.
Today, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to harvest allspice in Ohio:
- To Learn More About HOW to Grow Cinnamon, Check Out This GUIDE!
When Do I Harvest Cinnamon in Ohio?
As you may have already guessed, there are two main factors that determine when you should harvest your Cinnamon: the physical features of the cinnamon & weather (time).
Harvest Cinnamon if They Look Like This!!!
The physical features of cinnamon are what most gardeners commonly rely on to determine if they are ready to be picked off the plant or not.
In general, you should harvest cinnamon if they have the following physical features:
- The leaves of cinnamon are short, wide, and dark green in color and are at least 6 inches long.
- Dark Red Flower that has grown on the leaf
Harvest Your Cinnamon During THIS Time of Year!!!
In general, you should harvest cinnamon:
- 720 days after starting cinnamon seed
- Immediately after planting cinnamon in your garden
And no matter what, you should ALWAYS harvest your cinnamon before the first frost of the year. Frost will immediately kill your cinnamon plant and make your cinnamon inedible.
For your reference, I have created this table for average frost dates for most major cities in Ohio. If your city is not listed below you can find its Last & First Frost Dates HERE.
Ohio Last & First Frost Dates
It should be noted that you should not overly rely on the first frost of the year. The average first frost of the year is only correct 30% of the time.
Instead, pay close attention to your local weather.
When you know a frost is coming you need to take action.
- If cinnamon are in pots, bring them inside
- If cinnamon is in the ground, cover them in burlap and hope they survive
- Pick all cinnamon.
If you want to learn WHEN to harvest ANY Herb in Ohio, head over to HERE and just type in the vegetable you want to grow.