What to look for

  • Medium sized and fragrant
  • When stem separates easily from fruit.

What you don’t want

  • Poor coloring
  • Over- or under-ripe
  • Decay spots
  • Pest or mechanical damage

How to prepare melon

  • Clean with a soft-bristled brush
  • Do Not wash

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: one specimen
  • County Fair: Check your fair book
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