Dutch broccoli

Dutch broccoli

Broccoli contains relatively many vitamins (A, B, C, and K), folic acid, and minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. In addition to these healthy features, broccoli is a versatile vegetable in the kitchen. In contrast to Dutch cauliflower, Dutch cabbage has a spicier flavour and finer structure.

Availability

Dutch broccoli is available from May until November.

Distribution

The broccoli finds its way to the consumer through the market channel or via supermarket chains in Europe.

Assortment

Broccoli is pre-packaged available in the following assortments:

  • Broccoli (sealed);
    • 12, 15, 20 pieces  in carton;
    • 12, 15, 20 pieces EPS-M;
    • Other assortment, upon customer specification;
  • Broccoli (naked);
    • 6 kg unsorted EPS-M;
    • 6 kg unsorted carton;
    • Other assortment, upon customer specification;
  • Broccoli on ice;
    • 8 kg tempex box.

Cultivation

The planting schedule runs from March until April. The first weeks after the broccoli plants are planted are crucial for their rooting. Subsequently, the plants grow into a mature broccoli, ready for harvesting.

Harvest

The first Dutch broccolis are harvested in June. Harvesting happens manually, by cutting the good Broccoli plants. The cut broccoli is stored in a special box.

Storage

The full harvesting carts are driven to the modern cooled storage straight after harvesting. In the cooled storage an automatic process follows, which cools the iceberg lettuce back down to 3 degrees Celsius using a vacuum cooler. Once the iceberg lettuce has reached the right temperature, it is ready for direct delivery to customers.

Certificates

Our pre-packaged Dutch broccoli is Global Gap certified. 

Other pre-packaged field vegetables

Besides broccoli, our assortment contains a variety of other vegetables, like onions, carrots, potatoes, white cabbage, red cabbage, savoy cabbage, green cabbage, white pointed cabbage, cauliflower, romanesco, celeriac, iceberg lettuce, beetroot.

Holland Food Trade B.V.

Vestiging Zuid-Holland
Oudelandsedijk 4
3247 LJ Dirksland
Nederland

 

Vestiging Noord-Holland
Agriport 109
1775 TA Middenmeer
Nederland

Holland Food Trade BV

Visiting address Zuid-Holland
Oudelandsedijk 4
3247 LJ Dirksland
The Netherlands

Visiting address Noord-Holland
Agriport 109
1775 ZG Middenmeer
The Netherlands

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