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Hales Best Jumbo Melon Seeds

Cucumis melo

5.00 (5 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Melons must not be planted until the soil temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, since they thrive in heat. Start the plants indoors only 2-4 weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change. Sow several Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe Melon seeds 1/2" deep in each peat pot, and keep them at 75 degrees until they germinate. Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others. Gradually accustom the plants to outdoor temperatures by setting them outside during the day, then transplant them to hills 4-6' apart with 2-3 plants to a hill. For companion planting benefits, plant Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe Melon seeds near corn but not potatoes.

Growing: In cooler climates, melons may benefit from black plastic to warm the soil; mulch also helps to conserve necessary moisture, control weeds, and keep the melons clean. Adequate moisture is particularly crucial as the vines begin to develop. After midsummer, pinch off blossoms and smaller fruits in order to direct the full energy to the larger fruits; the smaller fruits will not have time to ripen before frost, and are no great loss.

Harvesting: As the melon ripens, it will turn a slightly golden color and become fragrant; the stem should fall off easily, and the blossom end should be slightly soft. The melon will keep for several weeks in a cool place.

Seed Saving: When saving seed from melons, keep in mind that they will cross pollinate with other varieties of melon but not with watermelon, cucumbers, or squash. Melon seeds mature when the fruit is ripe; cut open the fruit and put the pulp that contains the seeds into a bowl. Work it with your fingers to separate the seeds from the pulpy fibers. Add enough water so that the pulp and the hollow seeds will float; remove the floating material, and the good seeds will remain at the bottom of the bowl. Rinse them well, then spread them out to dry completely. Store Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe melon seeds in a cool, dry place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucumis melo

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 1,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 14 Inches

Color: Orange

Hales Best Jumbo Melon Seeds 5.0
Review By Tracey Feeney

Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe

We are a microgreens farm in Mobile, Alabama. Decided to introduce Cantaloupe to our micro repertoire and couldn't be more pleased. The price was right, they were received within 3 days (which is amazing) and our customers love the taste! Thank you so much Everwilde Farms!

Hales Best Jumbo Melon Seeds 5.0
Review By Tony M

Beautiful & Delicious Microgreen

I own a business growing quality Microgreens. These seeds came in a nice mylar bag. The seeds were very clean and they weighed a couple grams over 5lbs. I am very happy that I found this seed company. I will definitely be ordering more and also trying many of the varieties you have to offer. I love that you are family owned. Keep up the great work.

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Hales Best Jumbo Melon Seeds 5.0
Review By Great germination!

Seeds sprouted quickly!

I'm quite satisfied withe the seed quality as they germinated quickly and look great.

Hales Best Jumbo Melon Seeds 5.0
Review By Darrick Alder

High Quality Seeds

Hales Best Jumbo Melon Seeds 5.0
Review By Bill O'Malley

Seed Purchase

Same as above

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~50 Seeds) $3.48 -+
1 Oz Mylar (~1,000 Seeds) $6.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $11.28 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $26.40 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.27kg) $118.80 Notify Me
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $211.20 Notify Me
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $501.60 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $950.40 -+
100 Lb Bulk Bag (45.4kg) $1,848.00 -+
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DESCRIPTION

Hales Best Jumbo is one of the most popular open pollinated melon varieties. This melon is great for the home vegetable garden or the market garden. It is a standard early shipper that takes about 85 days to develop its heavy coarse net and light ribs.
Hales Best Jumbo melons were introduced in 1924 by I. D. Hale, who found this variety being developed by a Japanese market grower in Imperial County near Brawley, CA.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Melons must not be planted until the soil temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, since they thrive in heat. Start the plants indoors only 2-4 weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change. Sow several Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe Melon seeds 1/2" deep in each peat pot, and keep them at 75 degrees until they germinate. Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others. Gradually accustom the plants to outdoor temperatures by setting them outside during the day, then transplant them to hills 4-6' apart with 2-3 plants to a hill. For companion planting benefits, plant Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe Melon seeds near corn but not potatoes.

Growing: In cooler climates, melons may benefit from black plastic to warm the soil; mulch also helps to conserve necessary moisture, control weeds, and keep the melons clean. Adequate moisture is particularly crucial as the vines begin to develop. After midsummer, pinch off blossoms and smaller fruits in order to direct the full energy to the larger fruits; the smaller fruits will not have time to ripen before frost, and are no great loss.

Harvesting: As the melon ripens, it will turn a slightly golden color and become fragrant; the stem should fall off easily, and the blossom end should be slightly soft. The melon will keep for several weeks in a cool place.

Seed Saving: When saving seed from melons, keep in mind that they will cross pollinate with other varieties of melon but not with watermelon, cucumbers, or squash. Melon seeds mature when the fruit is ripe; cut open the fruit and put the pulp that contains the seeds into a bowl. Work it with your fingers to separate the seeds from the pulpy fibers. Add enough water so that the pulp and the hollow seeds will float; remove the floating material, and the good seeds will remain at the bottom of the bowl. Rinse them well, then spread them out to dry completely. Store Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe melon seeds in a cool, dry place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucumis melo

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 1,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 14 Inches

Color: Orange

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 5 reviews
5.0

Review By Tracey Feeney

Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe

We are a microgreens farm in Mobile, Alabama. Decided to introduce Cantaloupe to our micro repertoire and couldn't be more pleased. The price was right, they were received within 3 days (which is amazing) and our customers love the taste! Thank you so much Everwilde Farms!

5.0

Review By Tony M

Beautiful & Delicious Microgreen

I own a business growing quality Microgreens. These seeds came in a nice mylar bag. The seeds were very clean and they weighed a couple grams over 5lbs. I am very happy that I found this seed company. I will definitely be ordering more and also trying many of the varieties you have to offer. I love that you are family owned. Keep up the great work.

Review images:

  • IMG_20220911_154732.jpg
  • IMG_20220913_061030.jpg
  • IMG_20220913_061025.jpg
  • IMG_20220913_061032.jpg
5.0

Review By Great germination!

Seeds sprouted quickly!

I'm quite satisfied withe the seed quality as they germinated quickly and look great.

5.0

Review By Darrick Alder

High Quality Seeds

5.0

Review By Bill O'Malley

Seed Purchase

Same as above