Jubilee Watermelon. Ripe?

iward05August 27, 2013

First time growing watermelons and I need some help telling if this guy is ripe

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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

In southern Oklahoma yes if northern nope wait 3 more weeks. Some melons will turn out look like gourd The bottom will yellow went ripe a faint yellow.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 7:42PM
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iward05

I'm actually in central OK. The bottom is yellowing somewhat but not alot

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 9:20PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I've never had a good melon that was odd shaped. The shape indicates incomplete pollination. Also it's too small to be really good. The best melons are medium to big size. But it will be ripe when the tendril by the stem turns brown.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 10:10PM
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rayrose(8)

From your description and the photo, I'd say it has a ways to go..
Bottle nosed melons, like yours, will still ripen, and can be quite good.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 8:43AM
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