Harris Moran Unfolds Unique Origami Cantaloupe Across the South West

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Game Changing Melon for the Western United States Market Offers Early Maturity with Unparalleled Taste

Game Changing Melon for the Western United States Market Offers Early Maturity with Unparalleled Taste

Origami Cantaloupe Melon from Harris Moran [an HM.Clause brand]

Harris Moran, a worldwide leader in vegetable seeds, and a member of the HM.Clause Business Unit inside the Limagrain vegetable seed division, today announced the increased availability of Origami – the latest cantaloupe in a long line of varietal successes from a company known for its quality, reliability, and market innovations in melons. Origami combines remarkable plant vigor and excellent internal fruit quality, with an exceptional taste rarely seen this early in the season.

“Consumers continue to demand great tasting cantaloupe earlier and earlier in the season, “said HM.Clause Melon Product Team Manager Denis Balen. “These demands have driven seed producers to work hard to combine a great tasting product with early maturity. We think Origami gives consumers the best of both worlds and we look forward to working with our customers to get these great tasting melons into their hands.”

Introduced in small volumes last year, Origami saw great success in the entire operator production chain. Growers appreciated its robustness and adaptability to open-field crops; buyers prized this variety's excellent fruit quality and its extended shelf life, and consumers enjoyed its delicious, mouth-watering flavor. This year looks to be an even bigger success. Harvested from the beginning of May, Origami is the ideal melon to begin the growing season with. Its unique ability to combine great taste, with early availability will ensure the popularity of this variety for years to come.

Origami's first harvest has begun in Arizona and Southern California, and will continue through the beginning of July in areas further north. For more information on how to get Origami, or any of Harris Moran’s other world-class melon varieties, contact Meir Peretz, Western US Sales Manager Harris Moran [+1 (760) 895 5899 – meir.peretz(at)hmclause(dot)com or visit our website at http://www.harrismoran.com.

About Harris Moran
At Harris Moran, a vegetable seed company, we are dedicated to meeting local needs through global diversity and committed to innovation inspired by worldwide partnerships in the scientific, industrial, and commercial fields. In 2008, Harris Moran Seed Company (USA) and Clause (France) were grouped together under the HM.CLAUSE Business Unit of Limagrain. HM.CLAUSE generated Euros 234 million in annual sales (US$ 300 Million) in 2012 and employs more than 1,500 people full time located in over 15 countries around the world. Its investments in Research and Breeding represent 15% of annual sales. The organization coordinates breeding for 23 species with over 350 people actively engaged in research and development activities. HM.CLAUSE is one of the Business Units of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative group, specializing in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. Founded and managed by French farmers, Limagrain is the 4th largest seed company in the world.

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