France: Azura set to kick off melon season
Azura, a grower based in Perignan, France and with operations in Morocco, is in preparation for the arrival of the first Charentais melons of the season. The melons are grown in Dakhla, Morocco, and their availability usually runs from mid to late-February through mid-May. Their annual production hovers around 3,900 tons, and they grow that on nearly 40 acres. "We're using a fruit grader that monitors the sugar level, ripeness and quality of each melon," said Lavail. "Because we invested in this scanner, we think customers will be even more pleased with our melons this year."