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Melon harvest slows

Issue Date: June 1, 2011

Cooler-than-average temperatures may delay the start of the California melon harvest. Usually, harvest of California-grown melons begins around the first of June. But this year, farmers say the start may be postponed for seven to 14 days. All melon varieties are affected by the delay. California leads the nation in production of honeydew and cantaloupe and is second in watermelon production.

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