Central Asian melons adding new flair to the marketplace
When you think of melons, do you think cantaloupe and watermelon? Then you are in for a treat. David Karp, our resident expert on all things fruits and veggies, examines a most unusual melon harvest: Immigrants from such places as Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and China's Xinjiang region yearn for the melons of home. Some grow the varieties here, which has led to some delicious cross-pollination. Read on here.
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Photo: The Hami melon harvest at Sandstone Marketing's fields in Huron, on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. Credit: David Karp / For The Times