Here is the BEST Time to Harvest Taro Konjac in Ohio (2022 Guide)

Are you growing taro konjac in Ohio, but don’t know when the best time to harvest them is?

Harvesting taro konjac is not as easy as it seems.

Here’s why:

  • Taro Konjac very short window when they 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 taro konjac in Ohio:

  • To Learn More About HOW to Grow Taro Konjac, Check Out This GUIDE!

When Do I Harvest Taro Konjac in Ohio?

As you may have already guessed, there are two main factors that determine when you should harvest your Taro Konjac: the physical features of the taro konjac & weather (time).

Harvest Taro Konjac if They Look Like This!!!

taro konjac

The physical features of taro konjac 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 taro konjac if they have the following physical features:

  • The leaves of the konjac are tall, long, and dark green in color.
  • The taro konjac vegetable is tough to the touch and is about 3 inches in diameter. It is a brown color.

Harvest Your Konjac During THIS Time of Year!!!

In general, you should harvest taro konjac:

  • 200 days after starting taro konjac from seed
  • 90 days after planting konjac in your garden

And no matter what, you should ALWAYS harvest your konjac before the first frost of the year. Frost will immediately kill your scallion plant and make your konjac 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

Ohio 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 konjac are in pots, bring them inside
  • If konjac are in the ground, cover them in burlap and hope they survive
  • Pick all konjac.

If you want to learn WHEN to harvest ANY Vegetable in Ohio, head over to HERE and just type in the vegetable you want to grow.

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