Kingsville, ON (June 22, 2015) It’s another big win for Mastronardi at this year’s Greenhouse Competition that took place this weekend in Leamington. The greenhouse company proudly took home 65% of all tomato awards.
Mastronardi led the competition, taking home all People’s Choice Awards for tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, as well as six Hottest Tomato awards and five Perfect Pepper titles.
“We’re very excited this year’s competition was so successful,” commented CEO Paul Mastronardi. “It’s especially rewarding to win all the People’s Choice awards, as that is the best indicator that consumers really love SUNSET® flavor.”
People were out in droves this weekend, trying all types of greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. So what was named this year’s Hottest Tomato? For the second year in a row, SUNSET® Zima® took the award for Best Tomato Overall. Another big winner was SUNSET’s newest brand, Tomato of Yore™, which was introduced at United Fresh just two weeks ago.
“Tomato of Yore™ is an incredibly flavorful beefsteak,” continued Mastronardi. “We instantly knew it was a winner and we’re happy to see that others think so too.”
Another winner was SUNSET’s Sweet Twisters™, which were named both People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice for best pepper. Campari® was also named Best Cocktail Tomato, proving that the world’s first branded tomato is still the best, even after 20 years.
The annual greenhouse competition is hosted by R.E.A.C.H. International, a locally funded charitable organization, with proceeds going toward the funding of schools and clinics in Uganda.