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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

Monday 28th June 2021, 08:56 Central Time

Oppy offers pole-grown tomatoes

Group offers the last remaining pole-grown tomatoes in California under its Oceanside Pole label

Oppy offers pole-grown tomatoes

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Fresh produce grower-marketer Oppy is offering the last remaining pole-grown tomatoes in California as part of its Oceanside Pole label.

This year, 2.2m cases of round tomatoes and 1.1m cases of roma tomatoes will be shipped across the US and Canada, arriving at preferred ripeness dependent on customer needs.

“Our team harvests each acre 18-20 times throughout the season to ensure each tomato is carefully hand-picked at its best,” said Oppy director of sales and strategy Mark Smith. “In many cases, we pack, ship and deliver to our customers within 24 hours.

"Because of our central location and efficiency, we only harvest tomatoes when ready," Smith explained. "That translates to high brix levels, exceptional flavour and an extended shelf life that you can only expect from the Oceanside Pole label.”

Smith said that his teammates walk the fields each day to always know what the plants need at that time.

Along with upgrading its packing line for even better precision at Oceanside Pole this season, Oppy is "prepared to meet increased foodservice demands while ensuring its tomatoes are of the best quality".

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