A melon-growing trial starts to bear fruit in Kent

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Deep in the Kent countryside an unusual crop can be seen that could help transform Britain’s reputation – as a grower of exotic fruit!

The first melons are already being picked in what one of the country’s biggest fruit producers hopes will become a regular crop alongside its traditional apples, pears
and strawberries.

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Supplies of British-grown melons should start appearing on supermarket shelves
next week, with interest from both Morrisons and the Co-op.

‘The Times’, August 2013