Maintenance of a complete melon crop canopy right through to harvest will ensure that a strong, healthy growth is prolonged, thereby increasing sugar production in the melon fruit. Melon fruits must be free of any nutrient related disorder, like blossom end rot, hollow and white heart, spongy end and sunburn, in order to meet market requirements.
Melons must have clean skins and be free of any dirt or major blemishes such as brown or white areas. Also a healthy leaf emphasizes a healthy melon fruit. Leaves deficiencies are therefore undesirable.