With its brand L’Orto di Eleonora, Campidanese has combined the success of the Corallo melon with Eleonora, the innovative seedless watermelon. “Eleonora is our seedless watermelon with a long shelf life. Its high level of sweetness is produced by the Sardinian soils in which it is grown. Sizes range from 4 kg to 8 kg, depending on the customer or the season. Meanwhile, Corallo is enjoying great success among consumers. Our super-sweet melon which won the 2019 Macfrut Award immediately took off thanks to its reduced size of between 1.8 kg and 2 kg. This year, we will increase production,” said Salvatore Lotta, commercial director. L’Orto di Eleonora is mainly produced for retail, especially in Europe and the Mediterranean area, with interesting new commercial prospects in countries such as Belgium, Holland and the Czech Republic.
Founded in Terralba (Oristano) on the fertile plain of Campidano, an area that has always been suited to agriculture, today Campidanese is Sardinia’s leading producers organisation, with a range that includes melons, watermelons, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus, artichokes, carrots and other vegetables.