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 on styrofoam|
|Cantaloupe Vine Production- melons are on styrofoam|
|Honeydew Vine Load|