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Q.Why would my cantaloupe be splitting

shelly mcmillian added on July 15, 2012 | Answered

Why would my cantaloupe be splitting before they are ready to be picked off the vine?

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Answered on July 16, 2012

This can happen as a result of an over abundance in moisture while ripening. Overripe melons may also experience this. For the most part, this doesn't pose a significant problem provided that it's not cracked to the point of attracting ants.

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