Are these melons ready for harvesting?

MSalb(7)August 22, 2012

Folks:

For the first time, I have planted cantaloupe. But I cannot tell if my melons are ready for harvesting!

I understood that when they were ready for harvesting, the stem would split. These haven't. But they seem big and done growing....

Thoughts?

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soonergrandmom

No, I don't think so. They have too much green and when ripe they should be a light yellow. The stem will slip on most muskmelons. Don't harvest until at least half of the stem has pulled away from the melon. I am speaking about the types I have grown, so hope that goes for this one too.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 11:53PM
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eircsmith

Yes "soonnergrandmom" you right. I totally agree with you. It's too much green and when they become light yellow than we are ready to harvest it.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 5:00AM
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