Maturity signs of watermelon

  • Fruits are ready for harvest in 90 to 120 days from sowing.
  • Ripe fruits, when thumped with fingers, give out heavy dull sound, whereas the immature fruits give metallic sound.
  • The change from white to cream or pale yellow of the skin area where the melon has been resting on the soil.
  • Shriveling of tendrils on nodes to which melons are attached.
  • Slight ribbing on surface of fruit can indicate maturity in some varieties.

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