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How do I know Moon and Stars is Ripe First time Watermelon grower

Posted by maupin z6 So. IL (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 3, 06 at 18:11

I grew some Blacktail Mountain--they are about 12 pounds and just getting ripe. A lot of little seeds.

I am growing Moon and Stars (Yellow fleshed).These suckers are HUGE, near 30 lbs now. HOw can I tell when they are ripe? My greatest fear is cutting into a 30 lb. watermelon and finding out it's not ripe. Both were planted May 20.

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RE: How do I know Moon and Stars is Ripe First time Watermelon gr

Take a look over on the Vegetables forum. There are some folk giving really good advice on this very question. I'm growing this one, and have for some years, but I have to admit that the ones giving advice over there know this subject better than do I.

in Tahlequah, OK -- who recently openned up a half-ripe Moon & Stars watermelon!

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