Will Melon Ripen on Its Own

Snookum added on July 11, 2012 | Answered

Will a melon ripen on its own if picked while it's just a little red on inside?

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Answered on July 12, 2012

Assuming you mean watermelon, they will not continue to ripen once picked, but they will soften, so they can become edible. Once you pick them, they essentially stop sweetening. This article will help with harvesting:

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