Doriane Charlou, Prince de Bretagne:

“All the mini-vegetables harvested are selling”

“We offer mini-vegetables all year round, but they are especially popular around the holiday season. Carrots, leeks, beets and cabbage are the most popular in this range made of more than 15 different vegetables,” reports Doriane Charlou, head of the mini-vegetables and older vegetable products at Prince de Bretagne. “Up until now, it has been a good season. All the mini-vegetables that our producers harvest are selling.” According to Doriane, the mini-vegetables are popular in supermarkets, among wholesalers and also in restaurants.

Photo credit: Isabelle Guegan 

A unique crop
Doriane explains that mini-vegetables are more difficult to grow than standard vegetables. “They require real expertise and technical sophistication which the Prince de Bretagne producers have been developing for several decades. Small products are more fragile, and obviously more sensitive to bad weather and handling when manipulated. As for most products, the mini-vegetables are harvested by hand.” 100% of the producers of Prince de Bretagne mini-vegetables are certified GlobalGap. “It is a guarantee of traceability and quality for these products.”

Daily endive volumes
Just like the mini-vegetables, the older vegetable season is also going well. “Our producers were able to take out all the endive roots without any problem. They manage to get volumes out every day.” That is not the case for all French endive producers. Some production basins are faced with problems due to the drought episodes of last summer.

Cauliflower, a key product of the Prince de Bretagne range, was slightly affected by the weather. “Some rainfall complicated the harvest in all the production areas, so we are experiencing a small delay.”

For more information:
Doriane Charlou
Prince de Bretagne
Phone: 02 98 69 39 02 


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