TYPES, VARIETIES & CUTS
While there are many different types of broccoli, they do not have significantly different flavor profiles and use is generally tied to growing region and planting schedule. Common California varieties include Avenger, Belstar, Concord, Destiny, Green Magic, Heritage, Imperial, Legacy, Liberty, Marathon, Patriot, Patron, Sarasota, and Tahoe.
Common varieties of Northeastern growers include hybrids (Captain, Everest, Gypsy, Pinnacle, Diplomat, and Windsor) and nonhybrids (Imperial, Emerald Pride, Packman, and Premium Crop).
Sources: Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, Penn State Extension, UC Davis Postharvest website. / https://apps.bluebookservices.com
|US GRADE STANDARDS||DAYS SINCE SHIPMENT||% OF DEFECTS ALLOWED||OPTIMUM TRANSIT TEMP (oF)||CHILLING INJURY|
|10 - 2||
15 - 4
14 - 4
13 - 3
11 - 2
10 - 2