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Melon 'Hale's Best 45'

Cucumis melo

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Hale's Best 45 is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Melon variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis melo 'Hale's Best 45'. Hale's Best 45 is a heirloom variety.

Popular, orange flesh, mildew resistant. Rows 120-150cm. Space 40-60cm. Depth 2-2.5cm. A good flavored muskmelon.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Hale's Best 45 is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

United States is believed to be where Hale's Best 45 originates from.

Be aware that Hale's Best 45 Melon typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

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How to grow Hale's Best 45

  • Full Sun

  • High

Hale's Best 45 likes a position of full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Hale's Best 45 is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Hale's Best 45 needs a potting mix and loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Hale's Best 45 from seed

Ensure a distance of 1.89 feet (58.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 45 about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Hale's Best 45

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hale's Best 45 is a hardy plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Hale's Best 45 about 88 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Hale's Best 45

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Melon Hale's Best 45 Etymology

A popular heirloom developed around 1920 by a Japanese market grower in California.

Misspellings of Melon 'Hale's Best 45'

Hale’s Best, Hales Best, Hale’s best heirloom, hales best heirloom

Other Names for Melon 'Hale's Best 45'

Hale’s Best Jumbo

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