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Gazette Premium Content Cantaloupe or peaches? Lawmaker says, both

Associated Press Updated: April 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

DENVER (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/1oWOrbL ) 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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