( Courtesy Sol Group )

Melon grower and importer Sol Group, Pompano Beach Fla., will be shipping honeydews and cantaloupes this summer, and a full line of Kiss brand melons.

Sol Group’s joint venture with Milas and Diana Russell, who ship the Kiss brand melons under the Savor Fresh label, allows the Sol Group to market the Kiss brand fruit, including Sugar Kiss, Summer Kiss, Hone Kiss and Golden Kiss, according to a news release.

The Sol Group is a key offshore melon grower-importer, and with the summer availability, becomes a year-round supplier of melons, according to the release.

“We’re excited to offer retailers our first summer melon program with the same quality and dependability Sol Group provides during the winter season,” Juan Carlo Blanco, Sol’s head of operations, said in the release. “Our customers have been asking us for a full year supply for some years now and we’re happy to respond to their request. They no longer need to switch to a different supplier during the summer months.”

The summer melons are grown in Yuma, Ariz., and Southern California, and will be available in mid-May, according to the release.