Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall 2013 Melon Crop Update

Field Update- Caborca, Sonora, Mexico
Photos taken on September 25, 2013

Honeydew melon harvest has started out of the Caborca district in northwestern Sonora. This region of the Sonoran Desert will continue to have warm days (into the 90s) with little chance of rain through most of October, insuring optimal conditions for melon production.

Melon vines are growing vigorously. Field crews insure that
vine leaves cover fruit to prevent sunburn and sun spots.

Early plantings have fruit on the vine nearly ready for harvest.
Later plantings are growing aggressively, with healthy flowers and tendrils

The smoother the skin, the higher the sugar

Monica's Pride label Honeydew and Orange Flesh
melons are grown by Carlos Terminel in Caborca, Sonora.

Reviewing field conditions.