California melon harvest ahead of schedule

June 27, 2013 12:00:47 AM PDT
Farmers in several growing regions say harvests of watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew and other melons started early this year. They say crop quality has been good, even after some places were affected by water shortages and a plant virus.

Farmers say wholesale watermelon prices have gone up because of harvest problems in Texas and Florida.