Hermiston watermelon season begins

Hermiston watermelon season begins

Hermiston's famed watermelon harvest has begun, and is expected to run until early October.

Hot days and cool nights are essential to increasing the sugar content of Hermiston watermelons, giving them their distinctive sweetness.

That reputation is a point of pride in the community. The watermelon is a symbol of the city, adorning the water tower and Chamber of Commerce logo.

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