Increasing Melon Fruit Netting

Melon netting is the waxy, raised crisscross, net-like protecting structure found on the rind of some Cantaloupe types.

Crop Nutrition and Melon Fruit Netting


Phosphorus is used throughout the growth period, ensuring a good start and continued growth of a higher yielding crop. It also helps produce thicker skins with well-developed melon netting.



By increasing calcium in the fruit, growers can ensure better melon net development and reduced chilling damage.



Like calcium, boron plays a key role in maintaining the integrity of the fruit skin. Where supplies of boron are not limiting, skin is more elastic, thereby minimizing cracking and improving melon netting.