Cucumis melo -- Open Pollinated
85 days. This muskmelon became widely popular because it combined excellent flavor with earliness. Unsurpassed in flavor and size. Hale's Best is a large, oval, ribbed cantaloupe with heavy, golden netting. Ribbed netting turns a golden tint as oval shaped melons mature, many weighing 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) or more. Deep orange flesh is very thick and deliciously sweet, and improves in flavor after picking. Drought tolerant.
Melons do best when grown in clusters (hills). Sow seeds 1/2" (12mm) deep in groups of 3 or 4 seeds per hill 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5m) apart 2-3 weeks after all frost.
Light: Full Sun
Days To Harvest: 85
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 75F to 80F
Days to Germination: 10-15 days depending upon growing conditions.
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