Melon Harvest Selection - Cantaloupe
Developed by Mark Henderson, Mark Bell and Corky Lovin. Reviewed by Adel Kader (Nov 2009)
Fact sheet outlines basic selectivity standards.
"What is Cantaloupe Harvest Selection?
Field workers choose cantaloupes that meet several standards pertaining to quality and maturity during harvest.
Why is Selectivity Important?
Bringing only high-quality melons to market prevents market overload and ensures satisfied consumers who are more likely to buy again. Farmers can build positive brand reputation. Preventing high numbers of diseased melons prevents spread to other melons and overall extends shelf life of the fruits.
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