VIDEO LSL Melon Harvest Tips!
As we all know, one of the most important characteristics of a superior melon is having a long shelf life, or good holding ability. That’s why Sakata is so excited to present Infinite Gold! This LSL melon allows growers to have more flexibility when it comes to harvest timing i.e. when weather permits, as market prices rise, or as labor is more available. Also, melons that have good holding ability stand up to long-distance shipping, so consumers around the country will still receive melons with excellent firmness and Brix.
New! Infinite Gold
Bred for Great Shelf Life without Sacrificing Flavor
Infinite Gold represents the next big thing in cantaloupes — where strong performance and long shelf life does not sacrifice great flavor and fruit quality. In fact, a third-party sensory analysis panel rated Infinite Gold higher in flavor and quality attributes than the leading competition!
In the August 2013 Sensory Evaluation, quantities of the three melon samples that were sown, grown and harvested in exactly the same way, were collected by SCS Global Servies from a Sakata Seed facility in Davis, CA, on August 19. Samples were held and evaluated at room temperature for the sensory evaluation on August 20. The scorecard used for the sensory panel was on a 0 to 15 point sale. Panelists are highly trained on the point scale and its nuances.
Two Times the Winner in Overall Quality! In the 2012 study, and then AGAIN in the 2013 replication, Infinite Gold ranked highest due to its overall quality profile for most attributes, specifically for flavor, texture, and aroma. Infinite Gold was also rated highest for its physical characteristics such as Rind Color, Flesh Color, and External Color Balance.
Sakata sponsored cyclist Ron Cramer in the 2014 Tour de Fresh. The 4-day, 275 mile bike race along the California coast benefits United Fresh Foundation's Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign. Read about it here!
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