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Cantaloupe 'Hale's Best Jumbo'  

Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis

  • 38 plantings
  • 5 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 40 stashed

Hale's Best Jumbo is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Cantaloupe variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Hale's Best Jumbo'. Hale's Best Jumbo is a variety of heirloom Cantaloupe . This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Fluorescent orange. Hale's Best Jumbo grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Hale's Best Jumbo is known for growing to a height of approximately 11.7 inches (that's 30.0 cm in metric).

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How to grow Hale's Best Jumbo

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Hale's Best Jumbo is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Hale's Best Jumbo requires a soil ph of 6.1 - 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Hale's Best Jumbo from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.89 feet (58.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.5 inches (1.27 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Hale's Best Jumbo about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Hale's Best Jumbo

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hale's Best Jumbo is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Hale's Best Jumbo