Two varieties of melons are being added to the line up this season by Dan Andrews Farms LLC of Bakerfield, CA.
Over the year the firm has grown honeydews, cantaloupes and watermelons and this season is adding orange-flesh honeydews as well as hami melon that shaped like a football, which have white flesh and an exterior yellow rind with a touch of green.
Hami melons taste similar to honeydews, but are more of an Asian specialty melon.
The company has reduced cantaloupe acreage to add the new melons, which were requested by customers. The produce will bein June and July.
Andrews Farms also has gone back to growing carrots after dropping the item a couple of years ago. The carrots will include jumbo and short-cut carrots for Grimmway Farms in Bakersfield.