Who We Are

Our History
Sun World International LLC.

The seed was planted in 1976. Today, more than forty years later, Sun World International is a fruit breeder and licensor of proprietary grapes and stonefruit as well as a leading grower and marketer of table grapes from its own California farms in the Coachella and San Joaquin Valleys. The company sources grapes from quality-minded growers in Mexico and California and, through its Sun World Innovations division, licenses growers and marketers to use its Intellectual Property on more than 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares) in a dozen countries around the world.

Seedless grapes marketed under distinctive varietal brands:

SUPERIOR SEEDLESS®, AUTUMNCRISP®, ADORA SEEDLESS®, MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®, SABLE SEEDLESS®, SONERA SEEDLESS®, SOPHIA SEEDLESS® and SCARLOTTA SEEDLESS®

Stone fruit varieties marketed under special varietal brands:

BLACK DIAMOND®, BLACK GIANT®, RED DIAMOND® and APPLUM® plums, AMBER CREST® peaches, SUPER STAR® nectarines, and HONEYCOT® apricots

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Sun World Innovations

Sun World Innovations, a division of Sun World International, first sunk its roots in December of 2015. Its team members have a passion for agriculture and a keen desire to rethink the way permanent specialty crops are grown, harvested, packed, stored, marketed and consumed. The Sun World Innovations’ team strives to share that knowledge so that its varieties and new agricultural technologies can be trialed and adopted on Sun World farms and those of its licensees around the world.

Sun World Innovations was built on four distinct pillars:

  • Fruit variety development: we are dedicated to creating the finest tasting fruit for discriminating producers, marketers, retailers and consumers
  • Licensing varieties, IP and new technologies: we are committed to protecting our varieties and their related Plant Variety/patent and trademark rights and to providing our licensees with superior service enabling them to realize the full benefit of our offerings
  • Establishing new vineyards internationally to ensure supply continuity: we continually seek opportunities to replicate our California supply base with comparable production capability in other fruit producing regions
  • Nurturing and introducing new ag technologies: we strive to identify better way to farm, pack and harvest permanent specialty crops and to manage farming operations with more relevant data

Our Team

With more than 200 years of industry experience our team includes fruit breeders, technicians, research agronomists, IP specialists, and global licensing staff.

Goal:

Our team is committed to the success of our licensees. We share risks and rewards with producers and provide them with ongoing and extensive technical guidance to help ensure long term and sustainable success in their operations. By connecting the licensed supply of our branded varieties, and ensuring they are available and accessible year-round, we also seek to ensure that Sun World grapes and stonefruit remain relevant and compelling to retailers and consumers worldwide

Beyond the grower:

Our team is driven to ensure a sustainable supply of the most flavorful Sun World grape and stone fruit varieties to leading retailers and wholesalers around the world.

Our variety development staff:

We utilize conventional breeding techniques to develop proprietary peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and seedless grapes that are flavorful, productive, “grower-friendly” and sustainable
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Location

Bakersfield/Arvin regions

Sun World International Headquarters | Variety Development Center | Breeding Program | Commercial Testing 

Coachella Valley

Sun World Innovations Headquarters | Technology | Commercial Testing Early/Low Chill Varieties