Broccoli has a central stem which branches into small green florets. Each head of broccoli weighs between 250 g and 300 g. Its flesh can be crunchy or soft, depending on how it is cooked. It is suitable for all kinds of uses and cooking methods (soup, gratin, fried, flans, etc.).
Known in Europe for more than four centuries, broccoli has been cultivated in Brittany since the 1980s. The mild and humid climate of the region is particularly suitable for this variety and ensures a high quality product. Broccoli is a member of the brassica family and can be considered the ancestor of the cauliflower, a variety that is also well represented in Northern Brittany.
Cultivating of broccoli
The peak season for broccoli is June to October. It is planted mechanically in winter and harvested by hand. This harvesting method allows producers to select the heads at the best moment of their development, thus ensuring the optimal quality of the vegetable. Broccoli is packed in bulk when harvested in the field, and then repacked at the cooperative according to the customer’s wishes: in bulk, in ice, in freshness bags, etc.
Prince de Bretagne producers growing broccoli are members of the SICA or Les Maraîchers d’Armor cooperatives. Their expertise and experience guarantee that you will receive quality products, grown with respect for the land. The many brassica varieties are cultivated by 1,050 Prince de Bretagne producers.
Production in 2019:
Broccoli: 8,000 tonnes
Types of packing:
The Pouliquen Group can meet all your needs.
We can meet your demands and pack the vegetables in bulk, in ice, in freshness bags, etc.
Contact our sales team to receive an offer tailored to your needs.
|Presentation||Sales units / box||Box size (cm)||No. of boxes / pal 80×120||No. of boxes / pal 100×120|
|Freshness sachet||10 heads||Cardboard 60x40x120||44||55|
|12 heads||Cardboard 60x40x120||44||55|
|Loose and freshness bag||5 kg||Wood 40x40x20||66||–|
|5 kg||Cardboard 60x40x17||52||65|
|6 kg||Cardboard 60x40x17||44||55|
|8 kg||Cardboard 60x40x20||44||55|
|Iced||6 kg||Polystyrene 60x40x22||40||50|
|5 kg||Wood 40x40x20||66||–|
|8 kg||Wood 40x40x20||44||55|