Hales Best Jumbo Melon

Hales Best Jumbo Melon

Hales Best Jumbo Melon is one of the finest all-around cantaloupes available today. A classic heirloom muskmelon which produces large, consistently sweet melons with fragrant, salmony-orange flesh and a small seed cavity. (10 Seeds)

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04-MEL-001

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Pure & Natural - Grown by Harvest Moon private growers.
Heirloom Seed Variety GMO Free Open Pollinated Variety
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Hales Best Jumbo Melon is 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 large, consistently sweet melons with fragrant, salmony-orange flesh and a small seed cavity.

Commercial growers harvest before melons are ripe, forcing them to ripen off the vine, but the last few days of ripening on the vine put a lot of sugars into the melon. Bottom line is that melons taste significantly better when vine ripened.

How do you know when melons are ripe? These indicators:

  • The colour between the surface netting is brown, not green.
  • A ripe melon will have a pleasant, fruity aroma at the blossom end.
  • A crack will form on the stem right near the point of attachment. This is called the “slip stage” and, in a few days, the melon will detach from the vine with little effort and pressure. If it is somewhat difficult to detach the fruit from the vine, the melon is not ready yet.


Do not allow to over-ripen. 85 days.

 

Seeds/Packet: (min. 10 Seeds)

 

Please see the Melons category page for detailed Growing Instructions or download the PDF guide from this page.

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