These brochures are published within the framework of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables set up by OECD in 1962. They comprise explanatory notes and pictures to facilitate the consistent interpretation of standards, and are a valuable tool for Inspection Authorities and professional bodies responsible for the application of standards or interested in trade in these products.
This standard applies to broccoli of varieties (cultivars) grown from Brassica oleracea var. italica Plenck to be supplied fresh to the consumer, broccoli for industrial processing being excluded.
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These gauges have been produced using analyses of batches of produce, and are for use by the trade in gauging external colouration. They are part of the OECD International Standardisation of Fruit and Vegetables series, and are available from the OECD Online Bookshop at the links below.