Cantaloupe, Hales Best

$3.00

Classic favorite dating from the 1920s, this ribbed melon has a heavily netted skin. We found this variety to be a bit more drought tolerant than most. Loves HOT weather.

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 Cantaloupe – Hales Best

Cucumis melo

Classic favorite dating from the 1920s, this ribbed melon has a heavily netted skin. We found this variety to be a bit more drought tolerant than most. Loves HOT weather.

Suggested Planting Requirements:   Full sun is needed and high heat toward the end of the growing season can produce very sweet fruit.  Ph level for melons should be 6.0-7.0 with soil that is fertile and well drained.  Melons tend to be shallow rooted, so watering often and consistent is important.  Plants can be potted and/or trellised and/or left to sprawl on the ground.

Growing Recommendations:  Melons must be sheltered from cool winds and placed in the warmest area. Heat of ideally 90 degrees will condense the sugars.

Harvesting & Storage:   Melons should be harvested at peak ripeness.  The bottom of the melon that is not attached to the vine should omit a musky sweet smell when ready to harvest.  They should be cut from vine and handled very carefully.

Soil Temperature: 75-95°F
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Days to Germination: 7-14+
Days to Maturity: 65-75+
Length at Maturity: 5’-7’
Lighting Requirements: Full Sun
Spacing: 3′-6′

Available package: 1 grams

Additional information

Weight 0.10 g
Dimensions 5.00 × 0.10 × 3.00 in
Weight

packet, ounce

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