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Pueblo Chile crop on schedule for harvest

Posted at 9:36 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 23:36:24-04

PUEBLO COUNTY — Farmers in Pueblo County are getting ready for Chile season.

Musso Farms said they've planned for the worst due to COVID-19 and put in H2A requests for crews early to ensure they would have the staff needed for a successful crop.

As of the first week of May, all of the crops, including squash, watermelon, and other veggies and fruit have been planted and are on schedule for harvest.

"So far planting has gone really well for the Chile crop. The conditions have been great, dry, hot. Irrigation water has been good, so we can't be happier," Rocky Musso said.

The Musso's said they plan to open their store the second week of June, as normal. They said this year's Chile crop could be hotter than normal if the dry and warmer weather conditions we've been seeing persist.