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Sandkin

Arizona

Turning from green to yellow. How long before I have to pick?

7/29/2018 9:52:25 PM

Dustin

Morgantown, WV

You'll smell it in the garden when she's ripe :) It goes fast when it goes, so check every morning. One day, it'll just smell delicious and you'll know.

8/17/2018 8:03:58 AM

Dustin

Morgantown, WV

Cantaloupes are considered "climacteric" fruit in that they ripen all at once due to a spike in ethylene by the plant. Once the spike hits, the ripening is pretty rapid and for the most part complete around the whole fruit.

I harvested by smell last year and 4 days after the harvest we cut the lope because it was getting so soft it was caving in on itself. Someone may have a way of determining a few days earlier, but that's how I knew it was time.

8/17/2018 8:12:11 AM

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