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What is wrong with my wat... #148465

Asked August 21, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

What is wrong with my watermelon?

Washington County Maryland

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Thank you for your question.  Your watermelon has a condition called
hollow heart . Hollow heart is an internal crack in the flesh of the melon. The cause is not known. The incidence is higher in seedless varieties and is higher in crown-set fruit that would be the first harvest of the season.  I wish I had more to offer in the way of a fix for this problem, but that's not possible, since no one knows its cause.  I hope this is an isolated incident and that you get a good harvest from your other melons. 
Annette Cormany Replied August 22, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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