How can you tell when to harvest honeydew melons?


How can you tell when to harvest honeydew melons?


Unlike muskmelons, the fruit of honeydews do not slip off the vine when mature.  The best indicator of ripeness is a slight softening of the blossom end of the fruit.  There may also be a subtle change in the color of the honeydew.  Honeydews can be stored for 2 to 3 weeks at a temperature of 45 to 50°F.  

Learn more about harvesting melons in this article: Harvesting and Storing Vine Crops.


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