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Rocky Ford Cantaloupes: As Sweet As Can Be

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Rocky Ford Cantaloupes: As Sweet As Can Be

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Rocky Ford Cantaloupes: As Sweet As Can Be

The small town of Rocky Ford, Colo., about 50 miles east of Pueblo, hails itself as the "Sweet Melon Capital of the World." That's because hot days, cool nights and a high elevation help farmers grow some of the sweetest cantaloupe on the planet.

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