Made With Sunshine

Florette Growing Areas

Made With Sunshine

At Florette, we love sunshine and understand the importance of the relationship between sunshine hours and the quality of our salad. To ensure sunshine is packed into every fresh bag of Florette, our team of leafologists and farmers locate the best growing areas for each variety, based on years of experience growing delicious leaves.

Chasing the sun

Our leaves are grown on UK soil for the duration of the summer, however, in order to fulfil our promise all year around, we turn to several sun-kissed spots in Southern Europe when Autumn arrives. From October, we chase the sun to several regions of France, Spain and Italy where we set up camp until March. We then work our way back to the UK in March in time for the UK season to begin in May.

Florette Growing Areas

We grow 13 salad varieties throughout the year to fill our mixed bags – find out about the leaves we grow and what makes them so special in our Salad School!

An awful lot of work, analysis and love go into the Florette growth process, with everything designed to guarantee that you’re served only the best salad leaves, every time you pick up a bag of Florette.

What’s the secret behind the beautiful leaves?

Quality! Quality leaves are beautiful leaves – though there are some other considerations too. Our team of leaf-ologists (otherwise known as agronomists) select the right salad variety based on the following criteria:

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  • Growth time
  • Popularity & demand
  • Flavour
  • Resistance to disease & pests

 

Their expertise help our farmers decide on what they should grow and where it should be grown – it’s all pretty clever stuff!

How do you create such delicious flavours?

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We have a whole team of Florette folk who are responsible for the creation of our tasty salad bag mixes. We call them mix-ologists! Experimental, and with a real knack for finding flavour, these taste wizards guarantee a unique experience every time which tantalise the palate and compliment other ingredients. Our mixologists also have a number of hints and tips to help you make beautiful and delicious salads. Why not try one of our recipes?

How do you deliver quality salad every time?

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This is the most important part of the Florette process – we want every bite of Florette to be the best it possibly can be, and this is delivered as a result of tough love! Our advanced quality control methods ensure freshness and superior quality you can count on every time.

If you’d like to find out more about our salads or have any feedback, we’d love to hear from you!

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