WESTSIDE CALIFORNIA MELONS

Flavor guides Russell family's melon business

06/11/2013 3:22:46 PM

In its advertisements, winemaker Paul Masson used to boast, “We’ll sell no wine before its... Read more.


Mandatory California cantaloupe audits kick in

06/11/2013 3:20:10 PM

Although the new, mandatory California cantaloupe food safety rule became effective earlier this year, retailers... Read more.


Better flavor's the gold ring for melon breeders

06/11/2013 3:17:25 PM

WOODLAND, Calif. — Vegetable breeders for St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. have taken what they’ve learned... Read more.




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Irrigation cutbacks challenge planning

06/11/2013 3:14:36 PM

Not knowing what your water supplies are going to be from year to year has challenged California Westside... Read more.


Early start should allow for July Fourth promotions

06/11/2013 3:11:57 PM

Unusually warm spring weather has accelerated the growth of melon plantings on California’s Westside, prompting... Read more.


Food safety at the forefront for melon industry

06/01/2012 10:47:47 AM

After last year’s cantaloupe outbreak in the Rocky Ford area of Colorado, the melon industry... Read more.


Dulcinea Farms celebrates 10th year

06/01/2012 10:41:47 AM

Dulcinea Farms, LLC, Ladera Ranch, Calif., celebrates its 10th year of business this season. General manager... Read more.



Food safety concerns hurt melons in acreage competition

06/01/2012 10:31:21 AM

Melon supply may be slightly down this season, and shortage of field space is a major reason for that. “Prices... Read more.


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