Cantaloupe has been cultivated for more than 4,000 years in various parts of the world. The Greeks were already growing it before the Christian era. Although the origin of the melon is very vague, some authors affirm that the melon is native to Central Asia, while others place its origin in the African continent. In fact, there are representations of this fruit in Egyptian tombs from 4,400 years ago.
In 2014, in the United States, 1.9 million pounds of cantaloupe melons were commercialized, while in 2020, it had commercialization of 1.5 billion pounds, which represents a decrease of 18%, which we can appreciate in the following graph:
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Paola Ochoa is Director of Operations and Engineering Liaison for Agtools.
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