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Cantaloupe Hale's Best Jumbo

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Hale's Best Jumbo Cantaloupe is an early producer that's been popular for years in home gardens. About 6 1/2 inches in diameter, this melon has a thick, sweet, salmon-orange flesh with rich, aromatic flavor. It's also high in vitamins A, B, and C.

Flavor: Sweet, rich

Preparation Ideas: Make a cold soup for hot summer days by pureeing the melon, adding juice from 1 lime and a bit of salt

Plant Type: Vegetable

Fill Weight (grams): 2.5

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 7-10 Days

Days to Maturity: 85 Days

Planting Depth: .5"

Seed Spacing: 4'/4'

Instructions: Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Caution: Take care not to disturb the roots when transplanting. Or, sow a few seeds over a hill 9 to 12 inches tall and 2 feet across. When plants are 3 inches tall, thin to 3 plants per hill. Use a balanced fertilizer to increase yield.

Suggestions: Cantaloupe is ready to harvest when it's golden-beige, it has a distinct aroma, and it slips easily from the vine.

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