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Melon Seeds - Hales Best Jumbo HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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Packet $3.95 $2.37
1 Ounce $9.50
1/4 Pound $22.95 40%
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  • Classic cantaloupe taste
  • High yielding
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Heirloom "Hales Best Jumbo" Melon Seeds

The Hales Best Jumbo Melon is, in our book, one of the finest all-around cantaloupes available today. A classic heirloom muskmelon that has only recently bounced back into regular circulation, the Hales Best produces deliciously sweet - and sizable - cantaloupes.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Melon Seeds - Hales Best Jumbo
    Botanical Name:Cucumis melo
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Vining
    Features:Heirloom, Good for Microgreens
    Fruit Size:Up to 5lbs
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Spacing:2-3 feet
    Planting Depth:1 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:2 g
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Hales Best Jumbo Melons

    When to Plant Melon Seeds

    Don’t plant your melon seeds until the soil is consistently above 70 Degrees F.

    Where to Plant Melon Seeds

    Plant seeds in area of full sun and in nutrient rich soil.

    How to Plant Melon Seeds

    Before planting, amend your soil with compost or aged manure so the melons have adequate nutrition. Melons are vining plants, so form small hills in your rows with a few inches of spacing. Place 3-5 seeds per hill and water area. Melons require a lot of water so make sure they get watered regularly. 

    When transplanting, give your melon seeds 36 to 40 inches of space so they can spread out.

    How to Harvest Melon

    Look for the rind color turning from green to yellow or tan. Harvest your melon when it is easy to pull from the vine, but not falling off.

    *Melons will generally flower before they bear fruit - this is normal and isn’t an indication that you won’t receive fruit! Pests and diseases are somewhat common with melons, so consistent attention is best.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews

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excelent and easy

I grew 2 kinds of melons as a test, the hands down winner was the Hales best. This is very good for a new gardener. I felt they were easy to grow and they were as good or better than in the store and the same size you would get at the store. You will get such a kick out of watching them grow. I grew them on a trelis, no bending.You will give thanks to the Lord when you pick it from your garden. It is the best.

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