Sakata Seed America Debuting Tasty 10 by Sakata at Fresh Summit


Fri. October 10th, 2014
- by Christofer Oberst     

MORGAN HILL, CA – Sakata Seed America is debuting and officially launching its ‘Tasty 10 by Sakata’ Collection at PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim.

The company invites Fresh Summit attendees to visit its booth (#3012) to learn about the collection, a medley of fruits and vegetables that includes:

  • Infinite Gold Long Shelf Life cantaloupe NEW!
  • Secretariat watermelon NEW!
  • Sweet Hearts grape tomato
  • Classic bell pepper
  • Atlas butternut squash
  • Sweet Treats cherry tomato
  • Celebration Swiss chard
  • Broccolini® baby broccoli
  • Touchstone Gold beet
  • Alamo turnip green

Alecia Troy, Senior Marketing Manager“Sakata offers a range of appealing varieties that were bred not only for yield, adaptability and disease resistance – but for FLAVOR, too!” declares Alecia Troy, Senior Marketing Manager.   “As consumers become more and more specific about their taste bud needs, we know a tasty product can make all the difference.”

In addition to the Tasty 10 by Sakata, the company will also be launching its new stable of seedless watermelon, according to a press release.  The R&D effort has led to a resurgence of new triploid varieties including Kingman, Secretariat, Unbridled and Charismatic.

Infinite Gold long shelf life cantaloupe will also be making its Fresh Summit debut.  This LSL melon has been bred for firm flesh and long shelf life without a sacrifice in flavor or fruit quality.  According to a press release, a third-party sensory analysis panel rated Infinite Gold higher in flavor and quality attributes than the leading competitors.

Zachary Wortiska“Infinite Gold was bred to provide quality, firmness and flavor to the grower, retailer, and all the way down to the consumer,” Zachary Wortiska, Area Sales Manager-SJV/Bakersfield and Asst. Melon Product Manager said. “We are excited to bring the ‘Next Big Thing’ in cantaloupe and look forward to talking more about this variety at PMA.”

To celebrate the launch, Sakata is running a contest where Fresh Summit attendees can tweet about their favorite Tasty 10 and be entered to win a gift card.  Learn more at Sakata’s booth #3012.

Sakata Seed America

 
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