Six growers and marketers Kalettes will be available to discuss the kale and brussels sprouts hybrid at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Oct. 17-19 in Anaheim, Calif.
Fairfield, Maine-based Johnny's Selected Seeds has begun offering Kalettes seed this fall for direct-to-market commercial growers under an exclusive arrangement with Tozer Seeds.
Six grower-shippers — 4Earth Farms, Classic Salads, Mann Packing Co., Ocean Mist Farms, Southern Specialties and WP Rawl — have become marketing partners for Kalettes, Tozer Seeds’ kale and brussels sprouts hybrid.
SALINAS, Calif. – Mann Packing Co. is getting out in front on Kalettes – a cross between kale and brussels sprouts from British breeder Tozer Seeds – with an introduction at the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo.
British vegetable breeder Tozer Seeds is working with several growers and marketers on a planned fall rollout at U.S. retail of Kalettes, a cross between kale and brussels sprouts.More Packer Stories for Brussels Sprouts
Market Scope - Brussels sprouts — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (22-23-24) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices lower. 25-pound cartons medium mostly $20-22. Quality generally good.