Ripening

When a Melon is ripe:

  • It develops a very strong aroma.
  • The blossom end gets soft.
  • Most varieties develop cracks around the stem.
  • Gently roll the fruit in your hand, if it separates from the vine it is ready.
  • The tendril closest to the fruit usually shrivels up.
  • The spot where the melon was resting on the ground will turn from white to yellow.

Plants/person:

1.0

Yield/plant:

3.0-10.0lbs

Yield/sq. ft.:

1.0-3.0lbs

Fruit Size:

5.0"-7.0"

Exterior Color:

Tan

Interior Color:

Salmon-Orange

Nutrition:

The fruits contain Vitamin C, betacarotene, potassium, pectin and several beneficial phytochemicals, including lycopene and zeaxanthin.