Cantaloupe Hale's Best Jumbo Seed Packet - Ferry-Morse

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Hale's Best Jumbo Cantaloupe is an early producer that's been poplar for years in home gardens. 

About 6.5" in diameter, this melon has a thick, sweet, salmon-orange flesh with a rich, aromatic flavor. It's also high in vitamins A, B, and C. Yay!

  • Flavor: Sweet, rich.
  • Preparation Ideas: Make a cold soup for hot summer days by pureeing the melon, adding juice from 1 lime and a bit of salt.
  • Plant Type: Fruit
  • Fill Weight (grams): 2.5
  • Grows Best In: Full Sun
  • Days to Germination: 7-10 Days
  • Days to Maturity: 85 Days
  • Planting Depth: .5"
  • Seed Spacing: Sow Hale's Best Jumbo Cantaloupe seeds roughly 4' apart in rows, keeping rows approximately 4' apart.

Instructions: Start Hale's Best Jumbo Cantaloupe seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. CAUTION: Take care not to disturb the roots when transplanting. Or, sow a few seeds over a hill 9"-12" tall and 2' across. When plants are 3" tall, thin to 3 plants per hill. Use a balanced fertilizer to increase yield.

Suggestions: Cantaloupe is ready to harvest when it's golden-beige, it has a distinct aroma, and it slips easily from the vine.