Jebadiah Fisher Garden Seed

Non-GMO Heirloom Garden Seeds
Cantaloupe, Hales Best Jumbo
Cantaloupe, Hales Best Jumbo

Cantaloupe, Hales Best Jumbo

Product Description

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.

Planting Instructions

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.