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Who was Melo?

Baldomero “Melo” Almada was Pablo Borquez’s grandfather and lifelong idol. Melo was the first Mexican Baseball player to ever reach Major League Baseball. He played from 1933 – 1939, posting a .284 lifetime batting average with 15 HR and 197 RBI in 646 games. He played the majority of his career for the Boston Red Sox, reason why all in the Borquez Family are known to be “die-hard Red Sox Fans”. Melo was fine player; setting a Major League record with nine runs scored in a double-header. Melo also had 54/56 base hit games, just two hitless games short of Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak. Throughout his life, Melo was recognized for being a thoroughly straight man, unwavering in his commitments. Beyond all, his word was his bond, in life, in Baseball, in all. It was this particular quality that made Pablo dedicate his brand to Melo.



"Melo" the brand

The “Melo” brand was created in 2005 in honor of Baldomero “Melo” Almada. It represents the strong family values that are instilled deep within Campos Borquez, but most of all, it represents the strong resolution and the unwavering commitment that Melo showed throughout life. As such, by dubbing our brand Melo, we not only seek to honor our Grandfather, but pledge to develop a brand that instills in our customers a sense of reliability, quality and commitment. We pack every case, clamshell, bag and box under the “Melo” brand under this promise. This brand can be found for both our Asparagus and Table grapes.





GRAPE

Flame Seedless

Red Globe

Early Sweet

Sugar One

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Flame Seedless

Flame Seedless are the Melo Brand’s specialty. Known for its crispiness, consistency and long shelf life. It’s juicy and sweetness delight our consumers during June’s hot days. Also, the chilly nights of the Caborca Dessert where these are grown give them a special bright red color.

We pack at 16.5 Brix or higher, and in XL (>19mm), L (17.5 – 18.9mm) and M (16 – 17.4mm) sizes.

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Red Globe

Red Globe’s seeded berries attract many consumers that look for its exceptional large size and juicy yet chunky mouth-feel. This look great in your late summer fridge portfolio!

We pack at 16 Brix or higher, and in XXL (>27mm), XL (25 – 27mm), L (23 – 25mm) and M (21 – 23mm) sizes.
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Early Sweet

Early Sweet ripens as early as any other white grape in the market. Yet, at Campos Borquez we hand pick them only at the peak of their flavor. That way, its natural crispy sensation and hint of Muscat flavor show off while enjoying a longer shelf life that makes sure it remains that way until it gets served at your table!

We pack at 17 Brix or higher, and in XL (>19mm), L (17.5 – 18.9mm) and M (16 – 17.4mm) sizes.
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Sugar One

Sugraone’s large and crispy berry ripens 2 to 3 weeks after our Early Sweets. This allows Campos Borquez to ensure that consumers can enjoy the Melo Quality of a fresh, sweet and juicy white grape throughout the summer.

We pack at 16 Brix or higher, and in XL (>19mm), L (17.5 – 18.9mm) and M (16 – 17.4mm) sizes.