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.|
|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.|