Fruits are ready for harvesting at 8-12 weeks after transplanting with an optimal total yield of 4 tons per acre being attained.
To harvest, gently break the fruit away from the plant. Leave some stem on the fruit.
Make sure you rotate with a crop from a different family. If you have just had a capsicum or tomato crop, grow onions next.
Crop rotation helps to stop a build-up of pests and diseases in the soil. Crops take different nutrients from the soil, so crop rotation helps to keep soil healthy and fertile.