IQF -Definition

In the culinary arts, the term IQF stands for "individually quick frozen".

IQF foods are notable for the fact that each individual piece of food is frozen separately from all the others. So that for example, a bag of IQF peas doesn't simply contain a solid block of frozen peas, but rather, each of the individual frozen peas is loose inside the bag. Obviously, this makes IQF foods much easier to work with.

How Do These Vegetables Grow

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Soil: 5.5–6.8 pH (slightly acidic), well-drained
Temperature: 55–65 F
Planting: 1–2 inches deep, spaced 2 inches apart
Watering: 1–2 inches per week
Harvesting: by hand, every 2–4 days

How Do These Vegetables Grow

Peas are a low-maintenance, cool weather crop requiring full sunlight and little water. Depending on the variety, pods are harvested five to eight days after flowering.

Soil: 5.5–6.8 pH (slightly acidic), well-drained
Temperature: 55–65 F
Planting: 1–2 inches deep, spaced 2 inches apart
Watering: 1–2 inches per week
Harvesting: by hand, every 2–4 days

Pea plants were originally all vines or climbers (indeterminate), but recent breeding efforts have resulted in dwarf or bush (determinate) plants. The following chart outlines the two types of pea plants.

NUTRITION INFORMATION ABOUT MIXED VEGETABLES

Amounts per 1 cup (160g)

Bush-type Vine-type
Size 12 - 24" tall 12 - 60" tall
Matures in 40 - 60 days 60 - 80 days
Cropping period 1- 3 weeks 3- 5 weeks
Grows best in Most areas in California Along the coast
Support needed Little fencing, if any Extensive trellising
Yield Lower Higher
Pod to vine ratio Higher Lower