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Watermelon farmer says weather hasn't had too much of an impact on crop

According to Crenshaw, this is the peak season for harvesting watermelons.


Photo: Kailey McCarthy

Watermelon harvest season is in full swing.

Crisp County Farmer, Sam Crenshaw grows about 600 acres of watermelons on his 1,000 acre plot of land.

He says the crop has gotten off to a good start this season.

Crenshaw began harvesting watermelons last week and will continue until around mid July.

He says it hasn't rained on his watermelon crop in about a week and has had to use his irrigation system more often.

According to Crenshaw, the heat hasn't had too much of an impact.

He adds he should have quite an abundance of watermelons by the end of harvest season.

"A lot of times, God will bless you with an abundance somewhere else and that's what's happened here. There's a lot of watermelons in this field to pick up and all I can say is I'm just thankful for what I've got, it could always be worse," said Crenshaw.

Crenshaw will wrap up his harvest season around mid July.

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