You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

Aug. 24

Watermelon makes its arrival

PEPPERELL — Carl Hills marks the passing of summer by the order of his harvests: strawberries and rhubarb in June, followed by blueberries, raspberries, peaches, and plums in July, and then tomatoes, cantaloupes, and pears into August.

And now, his farm’s rolling hills are yielding the crop that signals the season’s wane and approaching autumn harvests: watermelon.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week