Last year, Waitrose & Partners sold a massive 2.4 million packs of sprouts. This year, the retailer has launched a new line of baby sprouts to support growers by using as much of the crop as possible and reducing food waste.
Hannah Steward, Technical Manager at Waitrose & Partners says: 'Sprouts have had a tricky time this year, but our suppliers have worked incredibly hard and the quality this year is superb. Due to the very warm weather over the summer and the long growing period of sprouts, we spoke with our farmers to figure out the best way to maximise the crop.
This year the baby sprouts or 'sproutlets' will be widely available. Measuring around 15mm (instead of the usual size of up to 40mm), these sprouts allow our farmers to utilise the most of their crop without forgoing flavour, texture and taste.