Growing Canteloupe - Knowledgebase Question

Blacksburg, VA
Question by jhampton1
June 17, 2001
I have heard that when growing watermelon, you need to pinch off all but one or two flowers. Is this necessary when growing canteloupe?


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Answer from NGA
June 17, 2001

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The goal in pinching off the flowers is to have the plant expend its energy on fewer, but larger, melons. I don't think it is necessary with canteloupe.

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