Cantaloupe, Hales Best Jumbo
The Hales Best Jumbo Melon is a certainly a home grown favorite. This cantaloupe is not only jumbo it's a sweet and aromatic melon. A Large oval melon with deep green skin and golden netting and a very appealing salmon colored flesh. A Gardeners dream Cantaloupe.
- Botanical Name - Cucumis melo
- Zone: 3-10
- Days to Maturity: 85 Days
- Height: 12-18"
- Fruit Color: Salmon Orange
- Fruit Size - 4-6 LB
- Treated: No
- Germination Time: 7-14 Days
- Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
- Germination Rate: 90%
- Lifecycle: Annual
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Watering: Average to Moderate
- Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
- Sow Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch
- Plant Spacing: 18"
- Row Spacing: 6'
- Season of Interest: Cool/Warm
- Approx. 32 Seed Per Gram
- Companion Planting Guide
CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.
This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.