Friday, July 24, 2009

Cantaloupe blossom

Female flowers bloom a week after male flowers, the difference is females have small swelling at the base of the flower. How to tell when it's ready to be harvested? A ripe cantaloupe will have a deep golden yellow cast to the rind, have a pleasant cantaloupe aroma, the surface should yield slightly to moderate pressure, light thumb pressure on the blossom end. Overripeness is indicated by a softening over the entire rind, watery, and insipid flesh with a sign of decay.




Honeydews can grow vertically on the fence or arch just like cantaloupes, they get more sunlight and save space.

How to Grow Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful yellow flowers ;-) Are you enjoying your weekend? I hope you are!

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  2. Tina - Thanks, the flowers are large and beautiful. Actually, it grows pretty well in hot weather.
    Stephanie - after eating the fruits you can use the seeds to plant it along the fence, it will climb up like vertical gardening and save some space.

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