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Hales Best Jumbo Melon Seeds For Planting (Cucumis melo)

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30 Seeds Per Packet
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Shipping is only $2.99! This is a flat rate fee for all seed orders within the United States. We do not ship out of the United States to Canada or Mexico, or anywhere abroad.

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Are your seeds heirlooms?

Absolutely! 99% of all seeds on our site are heirlooms (which are defined as true to the parent) and are passed down from generation to generation. Many were bred for quality of flavor, productivity, hardiness and adaptability.

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Are your seeds Non-GMO?

Yes! We will never knowingly sell GMO based seed products. Hardly any exist in the market anyways, but if they do, you can trust that we will steer clear of them.

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Are your seeds organic?

In short, no... But we are firm believers that "organic" is how YOU decide to grow things. You can still organically grow your own produce with, non certified seeds because there is no difference aside from the price.

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Are your seeds treated?

Nope! We never knowingly purchases treated seed products. We also do not treat any of our seeds with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

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Grow the deliciously sweet Hales Best Jumbo Melon, from freshly harvested Cucumis melo seeds. Hales Best Jumbo is a popular heirloom variety that will combine an early harvest date with sweetly flavored flesh. The melons grow on vines that reach a mature length of roughly 10 feet long, while each plant stands about 2 feet tall. Hales Best Jumbo Melons can weigh in at around 5 to 6 pounds each when ripened and can measure 6 inches in diameter. The outer skin is meshed in a tan to beige coloring, while its inner flesh is creamy orange and very sweet.

Grown as an annual vine, the Hales Best Jumbo Melon will establish itself through the summer months, while temperatures are at their peak. Much like pumpkins and watermelons, they will flower before baring fruits. It's male flowers will bloom first, wilting a few days later to expose the female flowers. Once pollinated, the fruits will begin to grow under the female flowers. The key to successful growth of any melon is heat and moisture. You can check below for additional growing information for this variety.

Hales Best Jumbo Melon can be ready for harvesting in roughly 75 to 80 days.

Sowing The Seed

Melons can be started indoors, or directly outdoors as well. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Place the seeds at a depth of 1/2” under topsoil. Later transplant your entire peat pots into the garden, or direct sow outdoors, once the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Check below for additional information on spacing and growth habits.

Growing Conditions

Melons will enjoy the heat of summer and thrive in areas of full sunlight. Temperatures should be kept at 70F or higher. The soil will need to be rich and fertile, but also well drained. To improve drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any areas containing hard, compact soil. Melons consist of mostly water, so a high moisture level is necessary. To avoid possible wilting, watering the plants at their roots and at the base of the stems is best.

Germination & Growth

Melon seeds will typically take anywhere between 7 and 14 days to sprout open. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 24 to 36 inches tall, vining outwards to take up as much as 10 feet in length. The plants can be grown on hills that are at least 8 inches high and 16 inches wide. Sowing 2 to 4 seeds per hill is best. Direct the plants outwards, away from one another, spacing each hill at least 6 to 8 feet apart. Harvest in roughly 75 to 80 days.

Harvesting Hales Best Jumbo Melons

Your Hales Best Jumbo Melon fruits will be ready for harvesting in roughly 75 to 80 days. One week prior to harvesting, you should consider cutting down the amount of moisture that you provide the vines. Watering just enough to keep the vines alive will allow the plants to focus their energy on creating sweeter fruits by adding more sugar to the melon. Hales Best Jumbo Melons are ripe when the rind is hard and slightly sweet smelling. Pick the fruits and enjoy.

Melons typically last for about 1 week. They should be enjoyed quickly before they go bad. You can also chop them up and freeze them as well.