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Home-grown melons to go on sale as Britain warms to exotic crops | The Times
Paul Simons - August 9 2010
Melons grown in the Midlands are about to go on sale in supermarkets, thanks in part to the warming climate. They may conjure up images of Spanish fields under blue skies and blazing sunshine, but England’s first commercial melons are being grown outdoors in Lichfield, Staffordshire, in an area better known for pick-your-own strawberries.
Stephen McGuffie, the grower, is successfully producing cantaloupes and watermelons using polytunnels to protect them from wind and rain, as well as to raise temperatures.
Melons are the latest exotic fruit to be grown and sold in Britain | The Times
Jessica McArdle - September 25 2007
- farmers growing melons in Kent will come as little surprise....
Even less of a surprise in 2010 then....