Watermelons - Knowledgebase Question

amherst, Ne
Question by frncbndr
September 1, 2009
I know watermelons grow underground but how can you tell when they are ready to be picked? I have a flower that has been there for awhile and it has closed now. I am not sure if I should dig underground to get a watermelon.

Answer from NGA
September 1, 2009


Potatoes and peanuts grow underground but watermelons grow above ground. You'll see the melons when they are developing. If the flower was pollinated it should develop a melon - but it's getting rather late in the year and it may not have a chance to mature before the weather gets cold. I'll cross my fingers for you.

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