BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. - Sun World International, LLC (Sun World), celebrated its 45th anniversary this month. Established in June 1976, Sun World has introduced consumers to a steady stream of innovative products that now seem commonplace, including seedless watermelons, seedless grapes, colored sweet peppers, chopped lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, as well as more flavorful plum, peaches, apricots, mangos, and citrus.  

Over the last four decades, the company has developed and introduced dozens of new fruit varieties and brands. To date, Sun World has a network of over 1,800 licensed growers in 16 countries who produce Sun World-bred fruit varieties year-round.  

To support its breeding efforts, Sun World opened a state-of-the-art Center for Innovation in November 2020, which aims to become the home of extraordinary new proprietary fruit varieties.  

“The passion to innovate has been in our DNA for the last 45 years and this passion has been integral to our future vision and business philosophy,” said David Marguleas, Sun World’s CEO and president. “With our new state-of-the-art Center for Innovation, we are intent on doing things differently and we are excited to see what the future holds.”