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Cantaloupe Hales Best Jumbo

Cantaloupe

Hales Best Jumbo:  1920s overnight muskmelon sensation, owing its popularity to excellent flavor with earliness. Beautifully ribbed oval melon with deep-green skin and golden netting. Firm, salmon-toned flesh is aromatic and sweet. A refreshing breakfast treat and a savory hors d’oeuvre when partnered with prosciutto. Thrives in hot weather. Plant at the base of a trellis so vines can climb.

82 Days

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Cantaloupe Hales Best Jumbo

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Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is a popular type of muskmelon that really shines in the summer months. The sweet, tender fruit is typically eaten fresh as a snack, breakfast, side dish or dessert. Grown all over the world, cantaloupe is a popular crop in China as well as the Middle East. The North American cantaloupe (Cucumis melo var. reticulatus) is a vining melon plant that’s easily recognized by the beige netted pattern that forms on the outside of the fruit. It has a tan-green rind and sweet orange flesh. Coarse, medium green heart-shape leaves sit upright on fuzzy stems that line prickly, sprawling vines. Cantaloupe loves warm weather in which to grow and it has a moderate growth rate. It’s typically planted in the spring for a summer harvest.