Vine-ripened tomatoes, including more romas, are ripe for the picking

With nearly 2.2 million cases of rounds and more than 1.6 million cases of romas expected to be picked from one million poles on 800 acres, Oppy is now shipping the Oceanside Pole label. With tomatoes always arriving at retailer-specified ripeness, Oceanside is a large-scale pole-grown operation in California. The system raises fruit off the ground to improve airflow and quality while naturally ripening on the vine and as they travel to stores. 

Increasing its roma case count by half a million from last season, Oppy’s senior sales representative James Galindo said, “Oceanside Pole label romas are quickly becoming recognized for their deep red color and firmness. We’re excited to bring this significant volume increase to market to serve more of what our customers want.”

James Galindo of Oppy.

Oceanside added a new optical sorting line at the beginning of last year’s harvest to improve operational efficiencies for the growing crop size. This machinery enhances accuracy, speed, and consistency while culling out any quality concerns.

Oceanside added a new optical sorting line at the beginning of last year’s harvest to improve operational efficiencies for the growing crop size.

“We have stringent protocols in place for food safety and traceability, ensuring all products are of the best quality,” said director of sales and strategy Mark Smith of Oppy. “Because tomatoes are only hand-picked when ready, and thanks to our central location, we can pack, ship, and deliver to retailers within 24 hours. We deliver only fruit with unmatched Brix levels, robust flavor, extended shelf life, and a clean-slicing texture.” 

Oceanside is a large-scale pole-grown operation in California. The system raises fruit off the ground to improve airflow and quality while naturally ripening on the vine and as they travel to stores. 

Peak volume will pick up toward the middle of August, until the end of October, according to Smith, who noted that Oppy is packing in 22-pound two layers, 25-pound volume fill, and 15-pound single layer boxes, RPCs, and a 5-pound club pack.

For more information:
Kelsey Van Lissum
Oppy
Tel: +1 (604) 461-6779
kelsey.van.lissum@oppy.com    
www.oppy.com   


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