Monday, April 2, 2012

Field Update from Hermosillo, Sonora- Part 3

The following photos were taken the week of April 2nd, 2012. 

At this stage white styrofoam platforms are placed under the cantaloupe melons. The melons are occasionally turned slightly to insure even ripening- although upon harvest you may notice the final foam resting position leaves four faint marks, in the shape of a cross. The presence of such faint marks (they can't always be seen) on harvested melons insures that the fruit was grown separated from the surface of the soil- thus reducing the risk of bacterial contamination.

Cantaloupe Field

Cantaloupe on styrofoam

Cantaloupe Vine Production- melons are on styrofoam

Honeydew Field


Honeydew Vine Load

Watermelon Field


1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful farm and the vegetation looks healthy. Canteloupe and other vegetation farms are a good source of getting organic vegetables and they also taste so good.