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Jubilee Watermelon. Ripe?

Posted by iward05 Oklahoma (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 19:00

First time growing watermelons and I need some help telling if this guy is ripe

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RE: Jubilee Watermelon. Ripe?

In southern Oklahoma yes if northern nope wait 3 more weeks. Some melons will turn out look like gourd The bottom will yellow went ripe a faint yellow.

RE: Jubilee Watermelon. Ripe?

I'm actually in central OK. The bottom is yellowing somewhat but not alot

RE: Jubilee Watermelon. Ripe?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 22:10

I've never had a good melon that was odd shaped. The shape indicates incomplete pollination. Also it's too small to be really good. The best melons are medium to big size. But it will be ripe when the tendril by the stem turns brown.

RE: Jubilee Watermelon. Ripe?

From your description and the photo, I'd say it has a ways to go..
Bottle nosed melons, like yours, will still ripen, and can be quite good.

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