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Beetroot

Beetroot

Beetroot Harvesting and Handling The most important of the vegetable beet is red beet, otherwise known as garden beet, table beet, or beetroot. The roots, which may be round or long, are boiled and then peeled, this procedure being necessary to avoid leakage of crimson juice. For the same reason, …

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Belgium Endive / Chicory

Chicory

Belgium Endive / Chicory Harvesting and Handling The edible portion of chicory (or Belgium endive) is the young, enlarged, compact and etiolated terminal bud that is composed of young leaves and the partially suppressed, but enlarging floral stem. In the trade, this product is called a chicon. The chicon results …

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Bell peppers

Peppersbell

Bell peppers Harvesting and Handling Sweet bell peppers are green at the immature stage (when most are sold) and turn red, gold, purple, orange and/or brown as they ripen. Because sugar content increases as they ripen, coloured peppers tend to be sweeter than green peppers. The most notable feature of …

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Bird-of-paradise

Bird-of-paradise

Bird-of-paradise Description Scientific name and introduction Strelitzia reginae. The bird-of-paradise inflorerscence consists of a boat-shaped bract containing a series of 4 or 5 flowers, so when an exposed flower withers, another one can be pulled out. Few cut flowers have this capability. Growers bag the inflorescence a few weeks before …

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Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries Harvesting and handling Blueberries have a blue to blue-black epidermis or skin that is covered by a waxy bloom, giving the fruit a light blue appearance. The flesh is creamy-white to green in color and juicy. High quality blueberries are free of injury, decay, and sunscald, are fully blue …

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Bok choy / Chinese cabbage

Chinesecabbage

Bok choy  / Chinese cabbage Harvesting and Handling Chinese cabbage can be divided into various head shapes, the two most common being the Nappa-type, which is short and broad, and the celery cabbage type, which is long and tapered. Chinese cabbage should have uniform, tightly-formed heads with yellow-green, crinkly leaf …

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Bouvardia

bouvardia

Bouvardia Description Scientific name and introduction Bouvardia spp. Bouvardia flowers are a relatively recent addition to the florist’s palette. Their bright salmon, red, and white colour range and interesting flower form offer interesting design possibilities. Quality characteristics and criteria Bouvardia flowers are normally harvested with two to three outer flowers …

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Eggplants :- Brinjal

brinjals

Eggplants: Brinjal Harvesting and Handling Eggplant fruit are harvested at a range of developmental stages. Depending on cultivar and temperature, the time from flowering to harvest may be 10 to 40 days. Generally fruit are harvested immature before seeds begin to significantly enlarge and harden. Firmness and external glossiness are …

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Broccoli

broccoli

Broccoli Harvesting and Handling High quality broccoli has either a dark or bright green colour with closed beads, i.e. flower buds. The head should be firm to hand pressure, compact, and the stalk cleanly cut to the appropriate length for a particular grade standard or for crowns. Over-mature heads are …

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Brussels sprouts

Brussels

Brussels sprouts Harvesting and Handling Good quality Brussels sprouts should be bright green, without yellowing or discoloration, and have a firm texture. The butt end may be slightly discoloured, but should not be dark. Brussels sprouts should be sweet and mild in flavour when cooked. Bitterness varies among cultivars and …

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