Five Crowns Marketing is one of only two U.S. growers licensed to bring retailers the Origami cantaloupe, which is hitting stores in May. It is being harvested out of the Imperial Valley and will be available through the beginning of July.
Delivered to stores under the Majesty Brand starting next month, consumers should enjoy the Origami’s deep orange color, high Brix and great flavor. This unique variety of cantaloupe was developedby the Harris Moran Seed Co.
Retailers will be pleased with the excellent quality and firmness, good shipping ability and longer shelf life. The Origami’s thin rind and small cavity will allow for higher yields per case for retailers.
“The Origami melon brings the best attributes of a Western shipper paired with the shelf life of the Harper variety,” Bill Colace, owner of Five Crowns Marketing, said in a press release. “We have been searching for a replacement for Impac for years. We will be shipping cantaloupes with higher Brix, better color, smaller seed cavity and better flavor this season. We couldn’t be more excited.”