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Cantaloupe Watermelon

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Question: 1164-3714
When do you know a cantaloupe and watermelon is ripe? When can I pick my peaches? Jim, Salem, CT

Mort's Answer:
I use my nose for the first test on cantaloupe and peaches. If peaches are soft to the touch, they are ready. When you knock on melons, listen for a hollow sound. Good color is another test especially on watermelons. Yellow streaks are a sign of a reluctant watermelon. Another test for cantaloupe is the thumping with the knuckle. Listen for the hollow sound. That is the sweet sound that you are looking for.

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