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Growing Rockmelon, also Canteloupe

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10 Dec 19 Steven Larkin (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi , My Edens Gem melons have a few weeks more growing until harvest. Most of the leaves have yellowed and died. Will they still be ok to be harvested. Thanks
17 Dec 19 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
This happens to some crops as they approach harvest time, maybe they needed more watering in this hot weather. I'm in the same boat with rock melons, my problem is do some of the new commercial melons slip from the vine when ripening. Mine are still green and I feel they will not be ripe until around Xmas day. A few of my melons were attacked by Qld fruit fly I think. I put shade cloth over my melons this morning to keep the flies off. If you have plenty of melons you could try one.
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