How to Harvest a Ripe Melon

Harvesting melons at the right stage of maturity results in high quality, nutritious and delicious fruit.  See the Iowa State University Extension & Outreach yard & garden news release from August 9, 2012 for more information about when and how to harvest melons.

 

The stem will be cracking where it is connected to the melon if the melon is ripe.

The stem will be cracking where it is connected to the melon if the melon is ripe.

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