Hottest Hothouse: SUNSET® Flavor Rocks Leamington Fair

Kingsville, ON (June 16, 2019) – SUNSET® swept the cocktail tomato category and took top honours in nine categories at the 12th Annual Leamington Greenhouse Competition, earning it the most accolades of the two-day competition.

 

In addition to receiving Best Overall Strawberry for the perfectly sweet dreamberry™, part of the new WOW™ berry line, SUNSET® two-bite cucumber, Qukes™ was named best cocktail cucumber and Cloud Cukes was voted both People’s and Kids’ Choice Cucumber. The uniquely striped ALOHA™ pepper, which has been in high demand since its launch, won Kids’ Choice Pepper and best specialty bell pepper; SUNSET® orange bell pepper also received first place in its category. In addition, Campari® won best cocktail tomato and red Sweet Twister™ won best specialty long pepper.

 

“This competition is focused on flavor, which is the driving force behind everything we do,” says Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO, and the fourth-generation family member to lead Mastronardi Produce. “We’re proud to support and be recognized by our local community.”

 

Entries are judged through a blind taste test by a panel of experts, including representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs, chefs, and produce managers. All entries are then voted on by the public.

 

The annual greenhouse competition is hosted by R.E.A.C.H. International, a locally funded charitable organization. Proceeds of the contest support the development of schools and clinics in Uganda.

This competition is focused on flavor, which is the driving force behind everything we do. We’re proud to support and be recognized by our local community.

Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO
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