Rocky Ford Cantaloupe
World Famous Since 1887
Our famous Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™ was born when pioneer G. W. Swink grew the first melons beginning in 1887. Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™ was soon being distributed to distant local markets. By 1881, Swink was growing and shipping as much as 300 tons of watermelons per year. Rocky Ford and its surrounding area began to flourish.
By 1896, train car loads of the now famous cantaloupe were being shipped to markets as far as New York. Soon they started appearing on menus of New York’s finest restaurants and became known around the world as the famous Rocky Ford Cantaloupe™. To read more history, please visit the Rocky Ford Growers Association.
Perfect, Healthy Nutrition
Cantaloupe is one of nature’s few fruits that provides high nutritional value without high glycemic index sugars and their corresponding calories. Cantaloupe provides an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, and is one of the top 10 fruits and vegetables that can help prevent cancer. Cantaloupe is also rich in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and chromium. To learn more about the health benefits of cantaloupe, please visit: