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Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Hale's Best Jumbo'

 

Cantaloupe Melon 'Hale's Best Jumbo'

There are numerous types of melon with many differing varieties of each. They are climbing types and low growing or ground types all require similar husbandry. The ground types tend to be the larger fruits. The climbing varieties need strong trellises for support and the fruit requires netting i.e. fruit hung in net bags tied to the trellis for support of their considerable weight. 'Cantaloupe' melons have orange or green grooved skins and orangey-coloured flesh. 'Hale's Best Jumbo' is a heritage variety, more drought tolerant than most (but melons are 90% water, so even a comparatively drought tolerant one, still needs a lot of water! This melon is ribbed, with a "netted" skin. It is also known as a muskmelon.

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plant Features
  • Cantaloupe Melon Hales Best Jumbo likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Cantaloupe Melon Hales Best Jumbo likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Cantaloupe Melon Hales Best Jumbo is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Cantaloupe Melon Hales Best Jumbo likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cantaloupe Melon 'Hale's Best Jumbo'

Latin name

Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Hale's Best Jumbo'

type

Fruiting Plant

family

Cucurbitaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cantaloupe Melon Hales Best Jumbo likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Cantaloupe Melon Hales Best Jumbo is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Cantaloupe Melon Hales Best Jumbo likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Cantaloupe Melon Hales Best Jumbo likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cantaloupe Melon Hales Best Jumbo is 1.00meters x 1.90meters 1.00 M 1.90 M

Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Hale's Best Jumbo'

There are numerous types of melon with many differing varieties of each. They are climbing types and low growing or ground types all require similar husbandry. The ground types tend to be the larger fruits. The climbing varieties need strong trellises for support and the fruit requires netting i.e. fruit hung in net bags tied to the trellis for support of their considerable weight. 'Cantaloupe' melons have orange or green grooved skins and orangey-coloured flesh. 'Hale's Best Jumbo' is a heritage variety, more drought tolerant than most (but melons are 90% water, so even a comparatively drought tolerant one, still needs a lot of water! This melon is ribbed, with a "netted" skin. It is also known as a muskmelon.


Propagation by seed

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in greenhouse in Spring for planting out under glass in early Summer. Sow seeds on edge in good seed compost, individually in pots.

 

Planting outdoors

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant container grown plants outdoors in late spring or when all risk of frost has passed.

 
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