Cantaloupe
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Melon Growing

Anonymous added on August 24, 2011 | Answered

How long does it take for the melons to produce fruit after planting? I have watermelons, cantaloupe and honeydew. They have already started to get the yellow flowers on them. This is my first time growing melons.

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Nikki
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Answered on August 25, 2011

If you are seeing the yellow flowers, it will start growing melons soon. Melons have male and female flowers, like squash (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/female-male-squash-blossoms.htm). It will put out lots of male blossoms at first and will eventually put out female blossoms. If you see the female blossoms and immature fruit falling off, you may need to hand pollinate. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/melons/hand-pollinating-melons.htm

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