Cantaloupe, Hales Best Jumbo-Organic
Extra thick salmon-orange flesh that actually gets sweeter in dry, hot conditions. Each melon is three to five pounds, heavily netted, and with a small seed cavity. One of the sweetest rewards of summer!
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)
Plant Space: 24″ (61cm)
Row Space: 48″ (1.2m)
Sprouts In: 7-15 days
Cantaloupe prefers a warm, sunny location with fertile soil. Sow outdoors in spring two weeks after last frost when soil has completely warmed or start indoors three weeks before last frost date. Do not disturb tender roots when transplanting. Water consistently.
Harvest when the stem slips easily from the fruit and melons have sweet scent.