Heavy rain may be ruining this year's cantaloupe crop

Heavy rain may be ruining this year's cantaloupe crop
Published: Aug. 2, 2018 at 9:50 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2018 at 5:36 PM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One produce stand owner said he went from selling 100 cantaloupes a day to not selling a single one. He said it's because of all the recent rain.

Benny King owns the produce stand at 2304 Palmyra Road. He said all of the rain has ruined the cantaloupe crop this season.

King said the crop is so bad, he'll probably have to wait to sell any until next season.

"They get water in them. Then you have to shake them like that, you hear water sloshing in them and they just get mushy on the inside," said King.

While the rain has been bad for cantaloupes this season, King said it's been great for peaches. He said he's had an increased peach crop.

King also said the peaches have been so good, people still come out in the rain to buy them.

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