Farm Facts: Melons

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Nothing is more refreshing than biting into a juicy cantaloupe or watermelon on a steamy summer day. Indiana farmers grow delicious melons for consumers across the Hoosier state and the U.S. Learn more facts about the industry:

Watermelon grows on a vine

In 2015, Indiana harvested 6,900 acres of watermelon for the fresh market with a $31.38 million production value. That same year, the state harvested 1,700 acres of cantaloupe for the fresh market with a $7.62 million production value.

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