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?

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2001


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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