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Cantaloupe or peaches? Lawmaker says, both

Published On: Apr 12 2014 10:40:51 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 12 2014 10:46:49 AM CDT
DENVER -

Cantaloupe or peaches? Alamosa Republican state Sen. Larry Crowder wants both to be Colorado's official state fruits.

Crowder said Friday that he will attempt to add Rocky Ford cantaloupe to a bill introduced in the Legislature to make the Palisade peach Colorado's official state fruit.

Crowder told the Pueblo Chieftain that both fruits have a comparable history in the state. Palisade peaches are grown on the Western Slope near Grand Junction. Rocky Ford cantaloupes are grown in southeastern Colorado.

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