Hale’s Best Jumbo Melon
A popular, early producer that bears fruit 16 cm (6 1/2″) in diameter. Its aromatic, thick, salmon-orange flesh provides a rich full-flavor taste. Tip: Cantaloupe is ready to pick when golden beige, has a distinct aroma and slips easily from the vine.
Latin Name: Cucumis melo
Seed Type: Heirloom
Online Code: 137809
Product Weight: 3 grams / approximately 120-130 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Sweet, rich flavor
Days to Harvest: 85 days
Days to Seed Germination: 5 to 10 days
Seed Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1″)
Row Spacing: 1.5 m (5′)
Plant Spacing: 3 per hill
Planting Instructions: Sow seed direct into the garden after danger of frost has passed. For an earlier crop, start indoors 4-5 weeks before the last frost.
Suggestions: Cantaloupe is ready to pick when golden beige, has a distinct aroma, and slips easily from the vine.
Preparation Ideas: Make a cold soup for hot summer days by pureeing the melon, adding juice from 1 lime and a bit of salt.
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