Rocky Ford Melons
Rocky Ford Melons are legendary for their characteristically sweet and juicy taste. Ever since the first planting in 1887, Rocky Ford Cantaloupes™ have been the standard to which growers around the world aspire. At Hirakata Farms we work hard to employ best agricultural and farm management practices, but we can’t take all the credit. That’s because we are truly blessed with the right climate and growing conditions that make Rocky Ford so special.
Our Special Climate
Some say it’s the hot sunny days and cool clear nights that make Rocky Ford Cantaloupes™ so sweet and flavorful. Others claim it’s the altitude or perhaps the clay soils and snow-melt irrigation that bestow quality. Regardless, for over a century, farmers in Rocky Ford, Colorado have harnessed summer’s sunshine and captured nature’s goodness to produce the world-famous melons.
Hirakata Farms currently grows several melon varieties. Click below to learn more: