Legend Produce's Barry Zwillinger Talks Peak Production for Arizona-Grown Origami Cantaloupes
- by Jessica Donnel
GLENDALE, AZ - Legend Produce is now in peak production harvesting for its exclusive Origami cantaloupes in Yuma, Arizona, and the company reports that the 2016 season is already proving to be the best crop to date!
"These are the best cantaloupes we have ever grown," Barry Zwillinger from Legend Produce tells me. "We have perfected the Origami cantaloupe with our high brix, excellent flavor, and bold aromas! The weather in Arizona has been fantastic, allowing for prime growing conditions for our cantaloupes."
Over the next three to four weeks, Legend Produce will continue to be in its peak production lasting through the summer. The company's Maricopa-based growing partner, Santa Rosa Farms, is starting its production this week as well. Barry expects Santa Rosa Farms to be in full production by late next week, growing cantaloupes, honeydews, and a few varieties of mixed melons.
"Our exclusive seed variety, Origami, is creating the demand in the market," Barry continues as we talk about what makes Legend Produce’s program so special. "Because this is a full slip melon, the brix of the Origami is currently averaging 14-16 percent with many reaching 18 percent, which is one sweet cantaloupe! Customers are in for a treat when they cut into this beautiful melon and experience how a cantaloupe should taste."
Origami provides consumers with a strong inviting aroma, a sweet flavor, and beautiful orange flesh to match—precisely what one expects out of their cantaloupe experience. The company has been, and will continue to be, committed to growing the best tasting, best eating, and highest-quality melon.
"Our customers are noticing what sets Legend Produce and Origami apart, because this season’s production is superseding all expectations, particularly in the demand over last year. Our retail customers are experiencing increased in-store sales over last spring with our Origami cantaloupe," Barry adds.
Legend Produce will continue to harvest its Origami melons through the summer, so if you have not tried this delicious cantaloupe, now is your perfect chance. Look for them on the store shelves!