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Horticulture and Home Pest News
Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

How to Harvest a Ripe Melon

This article was published originally on 8/15/2012

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.