American Heirloom. Hales Best cantaloupe melon has been a favorite melon of gardeners for over 100 years. The relatively small melons typically weigh 5 pounds, growing off plants that can stretch to a width of 5 feet. The fruit itself is known for its succulence and sweetness.
Scientific Name: Cucumis Melo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 75 Days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: humus, well drained and fertile soil
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 1.5 cm deep at 21C soil temperature. Direct sow in a polytunnel after last frost when soil temperature is over 21 °C.