Hale's Best Jumbo Cantaloupe Seeds
Early shipper in south and southeast. Fruits 7 1/2" x 6" (19 x 15 cm.) Delicious, salmon-orange colored flesh, covered with heavy netting, light rib. Drought resistant. Requires heat and sunshine. Non-genetically engineered.
Culture:Sow 5 or 6 seeds in a group (hill) 3' (90 cm.) apart, when soil is warm.
Harvest: Once fruit turns light yellow-gold, it is close to ready. When the stem starts to slip from the vine, pick and eat.
Nutrition: Source of vitamins A and C.
Suggestion:Chill before serving.
Planting depth: 1" (2.5 cm.)
Seeds per group (hill): 6-8
Spacing between seeds: 3" (7.5 cm.)
Spacing of groups (hills): 3'-4' (90-120 cm.)
Thin to plants per group (hill): 2-3
Days to maturity: 83