The world of market gardening products is divided into various types of crops: vegetables and fruit, field crops, glass, stem and stalk crops, tuberous plants, etc. We give you a brief overview, before you become unable to see the wood for the trees.
Vegetables can come from fields or greenhouses: these are known as field vegetables and greenhouse vegetables respectively.
Field vegetables mean such things as leeks, cauliflower, celeriac, beans, peas and spinach.
Greenhouse vegetables include tomatoes, cabbage lettuce, peppers, cucumber, lamb's lettuce, celery, aubergines and so on.
Vegetables are further divided into 'families': vegetables which are botanically fruits, leaf vegetables, stem and stalk vegetables, root vegetables and tubers, the cabbage family, legumes and fungi. For more information, click on the sub-topics.
When it comes to fruit, we distinguish between fruit trees, bushes, small plants or vines.
Apples, pears, plums, cherries, bananas, etc grow on fruit trees.
Redcurrants and white currants, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries etc come from bushes.
Strawberries are a sort of fruit that grows on small plants, while grapes grow on vines.
Fruit is also divided into 'families': pomes (fruits with pips), drupes (fruit with stones), and soft fruit. For more information, click on the sub-topics.
As of now, more than 60 types of vegetables and fruit fall under the Flandria label. Only the best products are selected for this label. For more information on Flandria, click on the sub-topic 'Flandria label'.