Beach combines taste and shelf life
An aromatic, flavoursome melon with a extended shelf life: that is the Beach concept. In this new range of Cantaloupe melons Rijk Zwaan has combined characteristics that deliver outstanding flavour and improved shelf life. A Beach melon is the ideal mix of the Western Shipper and Harper types.
That makes the Beach range a perfect solution for growers, retailers and food service companies. Rijk Zwaan introduced the concept at the PMA Fresh Summit in the United States.
Characteristics of Beach varieties
• aromatic flavour profile of Western Shipper
• with improved shelf life
• bright orange flesh
• Brix value of 12 or over
• clear harvest indicator, they turn golden yellow when ripening
• smooth skin with an attractive netted texture
• small seed cavity
• extensive package of disease and pest resistances
• good productivity
The Beach varieties are an excellent alternative to the traditional Cantaloupes which have a good flavour but only limited shelf life. The up-to-date package of disease and pest resistances gives growers the harvesting reliability they need. Varieties in this line are recognisable by their names ending in Beach.