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4/11/12 2:57 P

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Pick one that is firm. It might give off a mild melon aroma. They also might feel heavy for their size; this is a good thing.

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4/10/12 7:44 P

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thanks for the info and the link. cant wait to try again!

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4/10/12 2:42 P

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I also just found this link pretty much what I said.

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I am going to watch this thread because I am hit or miss. I agree with Chris about the aroma but I was still hit or miss.

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watermelon should be heavy for size and make a hollow sound when thumped. cantaloupes and honey dews should be free of any defects slightly soft near the stem for ripeness and give off a faint aroma, if it is hard it will not be ripe. These are my experience with picking mellons



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4/10/12 12:40 P

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Looking for some advise on picking out melons. I am very hit or miss with my cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon selection. Figured this was the best place for some advise on the subject.

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