Cantaloupe, Hales Best Jumbo
Yields large, oval, ribbed fruits weighing up to 5 to 6 pounds with a small seed cavity. This cantaloupe is a traditional favorite. With heavy netting and fine textured, bright, fragrant, orange flesh that holds its sweet flavor. Drought tolerant.
Maturity in approximately 85 days.
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*Seeds sold by weight. All seed counts are approximate.
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Sowing Method: Direct seed
When to Sow: 1 to 2 weeks after last frost when soil is 70 degrees or warmer
Germinates in: 4 – 8 days
Germination Temp: 75 to 85 degrees
Matures in: Approx. 85 days
Mature Height: 18” – 36” high
If Planting in Rows
Seed Depth: 1/2" to 1”
Plant Spacing: 1 to 2 feet apart
Row Spacing: 4 to 6 feet between rows – can plant closer if trellising
If Planting in Hills
Seed Depth: 1”
Seed Spacing: 3-4 seed per hill
Hill Spacing: 3 to 4 feet
Cantaloupes are ripe when they pull easily off the vine. Harvest daily once they start to ripen.