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The Boston Globe


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.

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