HoneyDew Melon (mush melon) - Knowledgebase Question

Royse City, TX (Zone 8A)
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Question by carl53lacey4
August 16, 2005
how do i know when a honeydew melon (mush melon) is ripe enough to be picked?

Answer from NGA
August 16, 2005

As a honeydew ripens it turn from green to a creamy white or even slightly yellowish. Ripe honeydews when pressed near the blossom end yield a little to the pressure as opposed to unripe ones that are firm. You will also be able to smell the characteristic aroma of a ripe honeydew.

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