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Week of August 2, 2017

For cantaloupes and other melons with netted rinds, the color under the netting (ground color) will change to a golden color. Another clue is that the melon easily separates from the stem (slipping). They will also smell sweet and the end will be slightly soft. For watermelons, look for when tendril has dried up. Also where the melon sits on the ground, this spot remains green, as melon ripens it turns a yellowish color (as long as you don’t turn the melon).