Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring 2013 Melon Crop

Field Update- Hermosillo, Sonora. Spring 2013.
Photos in this post were taken on Tuesday April 30, 2013. 

We have begun shipping seeded and seedless watermelon from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. 

Mature fruit cut- waiting to be picked up and taken to packing shed.

Pick crew inspects melons and removes mature fruit from vine.

Field Crew collects mature watermelons in trailer, and takes them to packing shed.

Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons are right around the corner.

For food safety purposes, each cantaloupe melon is placed on a styrofoam platform.

Fruit is sizing well and vines are vigorous.

Healthy vines mean strong fruit. You will notice 4 tiny indentations on our melons, due to the positioning of the fruit on the styrofoam platform.

Honeydew sizing will start out large.

Honeydew fields are healthy.