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Probably due to the droughtProbably due to the drought here in Northern California, I have a real problem with bears visiting my property almost nightly. I know that when the cantaloupes begin to ripen the aroma will draw them in. Black bears have incredible appetites. My question: Just how early can I harvest a cantaloupe? Most are done increasing in size and a few show a yellowish tinge.

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