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Cantaloupes benefited from dry summer in southeast Colorado
10/23/2018 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
AFFECTED AREAS:
Otero County, CO
Rocky Ford, CO

Start Date: 6/1/2018 - End Date: 10/18/2018
The droughty summer was beneficial for melons grown in southeastern Colorado. Because the melons are in contact with the ground, rain can cause decay and affect the sugars in the produce. However, the lack of rain meant that sugars were extremely high, and flavors were very good. KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver (Colo.), Oct. 18, 2018
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