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.