Sol Group Marketing Company is the largest grower, packer and shipper of cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon and personal watermelon during the winter offshore season. Sol’s parent company, Fyffes, is a significant grower of pineapples with farms in Costa Rica and Panama.
20 years ago our families came together to create a small cantaloupe farm capable of producing optimum quality produce for the U.S. market. Since then, we have grown in size and in technology, including seed development, grafting expertise, food and safety and most important of all, in customer care.
Our farms are located in the southern and eastern parts of Honduras in Central America, where climatic conditions are just right for our cantaloupes, honeydews, seedless and mini watermelons. Owning and operating our farms allows to be well informed at all times of projected harvests and peaks. Our sales are based on solid arrival information which comes directly from our farms every day.
Our packing houses are food safety certified. We comply with all FDA regulations. All of our cantaloupes are bagged in our patented “Baggyfresh” long shelf life bags. These conditions are expected by our customers.
Sol Group can also customize our packaging for each individual customer. You tell us what you want and how you want it; we will supply it. We can even ship it from our farm directly to your store.
Shipping our product is another important part of getting our melons to you. Sealed, refrigerated containers are transported to the export port on company owned trucks, guaranteeing not only a prompt delivery of fresh melons, but also our commitment to homeland security.
Our vessels make weekly arrivals at four different ports. During transit, Reefer Mechanics monitor each-and-every container, guaranteeing optimum temperatures.
Once our fruit arrives in the United States, we are sure we have controlled every step of our operation, from seed in the ground to your store, a safe product in compliance with all FDA, USDA, and U. S. Customs regulations.