The biggest challenge for retailers and suppliers is ensuring Plums are ripe and ready-to-eat. Fruits need to be a the right level of maturity before being harvested, and if fruits arrive in the market unripe they need to be given extra help to ripen before being stocked in the supermarket.
Broccoli is a popular part of the cabbage family. This vegetable has been a staple part of people's regular diets for generations and was initially cultivated in Italy. The word 'broccoli' actually comes from the Italian plural of broccolo, which means 'the flowering crest of a cabbage'.