Broccoli Growing Regions
broccoli growing

How to Choose

When selecting a head of broccoli, look for compact, dark-green to purple-green florets on tender, firm stalks. Yellow flowers, wilted leaves or tough steams should be avoided as these are signs of an older, tough vegetable.

How to Prepare
Wash thoroughly. To prepare the broccoli for cooking, trim leaves and ends of stalks. Cut into florets by removing each head. Including a small piece of the stem is okay. Peel stems with a vegetable peeler and cut into pieces. Steamed broccoli retains the majority of the vegetable's nutrients but it can also be eaten raw.

How to Store
Place unwashed broccoli in a sealed plastic bag and store in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. It will keep up to five days in the refrigerator. Blanch before freezing for a longer term option.


Pacific offers broccoli both conventionally and organically grown.