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1. The act or process of gathering a crop.
a. The crop that ripens or is gathered in a season.
b. The amount or measure of the crop gathered in a season.
c. The time or season of such gathering.
3. The result or consequence of an action: stuck with the harvest of a predecessor's decisions.
v. har·vest·ed, har·vest·ing, har·vests
a. To gather (a crop).
b. To take or kill (fish or deer, for example) for food, sport, or population control.
c. To extract from a culture or a living or recently deceased body, especially for transplantation: harvested bone marrow.
2. To gather a crop from (land, for example).
3. To receive or collect (energy): a turbine that harvests energy from tidal currents.
4. To receive (the benefits or consequences of an action). See Synonyms at reap.
To gather a crop.

[Middle English, from Old English hærfest; see kerp- in Indo-European roots.]

har′vest·a·ble adj.
har′vest·a·bil′i·ty n.


(Agriculture) capable of being harvested
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With the 2015 World's Fair theme as food, Biber has designed an exhibit to highlight America's role in the global food system that includes a harvestable vertical farm, rainwater irrigation system and photovoltaic panels as well as uniquely American features such as regional food trucks and the winding boardwalk that will circulate visitors to the exhibit.
Cut back any dead or diseased leaves on fruit and vegetable plants, and pick anything that's near harvestable to keep the plants growing and producing more while you're gone.
Another option is to start the plants in 10cm (4in) pots, planting out once a good root ball has formed, a healthy start guaranteeing a harvestable crop.
Gil Ha Yoon, supervisor of this project, added, "Barramundi grow very fast; ideally they reach a harvestable size (350g-3kg) in six months to two years even in hot water temperatures and they can grow very well in any level of water salinity.
Its end-to-end process spans advice in managing harvestable data, forensic collection and the processing of both electronic and paper sources through conducting the document review and production process.