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Fruit turns yellow and falls off

Posted by wkmaylish (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 9, 08 at 9:42

I have a few watermelon plants and a couple of cantaloupe plants. They have grown well and produced a lot of small fruit. The problem though is after a week after the fruit appears, it starts to turn yellow and falls off. Why is this??

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RE: Fruit turns yellow and falls off

The plants can't support the fruit adequately and therefor drops them prematurely.
Melons are heavy feeders of Nitrogen and Potassium.
A good recipe is:
N: 215 ppm
P: 85 ppm
K: 340 ppm
Ca: 175 ppm
Mg: 85 ppm

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