Oppy Brand Oceanside Pole Prepares for First Vine-Ripened Tomato Harvest of the Season; James Galindo and Mark Smith Comment
OCEANSIDE, CA - I’m not saying I want June to be over, but Oceanside Pole has given me a reason to look forward to the end of the month. At that time, the brand will be beginning the first harvest of the season for its vine-ripened tomatoes alongside Oppy.
“Each plant is harvested an average of 18 times, ensuring tomatoes are hand-selected to specific ripeness,” said Senior Sales Representative James Galindo. “We even pick, ship, and deliver to retailers within 24 hours, ensuring their shoppers have the exact tomatoes they’re looking for on their shelves.”
Oceanside Pole expects 3.4 million cases of rounds and Romas from its 700-acre farm in California in addition to 160 acres out of Mexico. The unique pole growing method raises fruit off the ground to improve airflow, then harvested at retail specifications to arrive at precise perfection.
Updating its packing shed and adding a new production line has resulted in a smoother process for delivering its top-quality tomatoes. According to a press release, recent off-season rain effectively cleansed the soil and improved overall crop quality. The increased water supply has contributed to a better yield and enhanced product integrity.
“We’re getting more interest in the foodservice sector than we’ve ever seen before,” added Director of Sales and Strategy and Sales Executive Mark Smith. “Unlike other tomatoes, we ship once at peak of freshness and at the color specifications they require. And because of their deep red and firm exterior, clean-slicing and hearty interior and superior taste, it’s an experience unlike any other, resulting in repeat orders all season long.”
The first harvest of Roma tomatoes is anticipated in late June, followed by rounds in mid-July. Peak volume is expected from late August through September and October, culminating around the Thanksgiving season. Packs are available in 22 lb two layers, 25 lb volume fill and 15 lb single layer boxes, RPCs, and a 5 lb club pack.
Oceanside Pole’s Brussels sprout season is also in full swing, with availability until around July 15.
We look forward to seeing these products hit store shelves!