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Colorado Cucumbers

Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) belong to the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes melons and summer and winter squash.  Cucumbers have a firm outer rind, and range in color from yellow and orange to white and green. Commercial cucumbers are separated into two categories: slicing and pickling.  Slicing cucumbers are usually 8-9 inches long […]

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Colorado Carrots

Did you know? Carrots were the first vegetable to be commercially canned. The Guinness World record for the heaviest carrot weighed in at 20 lb, and the record for the longest carrot is over 19 feet! Some carrot varieties can remain in the soil all winter–a plus in Colorado where […]

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Colorado Cantaloupe

Seasonality Colorado grown cantaloupes are available August through October and cantaloupes are sold in many grocery stores year round. Is it okay for me to eat a cantaloupe that looks ‘blemished’ on the outside? This blemish is most likely the ‘ground spot,’ or where the melon rested on the ground […]