Richard Ha writes:
A couple years ago June and I wanted to learn more about hydroponic vegetable production methods in a place similar to drizzly, rainy Hilo, so—logically, right?—we went to England.
We bought that French melon, which had been grown in Israel, when we saw it at a local market. Back home we were really determined to grow French melons.
And Stonehenge had really captured my imagination since the time I was a young boy, so I couldn’t have just an ordinary photo taken of us at Stonehenge.
I had to take that melon with us to Stonehenge and have this photo taken as proof that we were in England doing R&D because of its similarity to Hilo.
I just love having taken that melon with us to Stonehenge and getting that photo. It makes me chuckle every time I see it.
And now we are growing the French Charentais melon, which is considered the premium French melon. It’s so sweet it cannot travel far. It’s the only type of melon we grow, and we chose this particular variety because it’s the very best tasting.