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Cantaloupe- seed packet

Hale's Best Jumbo, Honey Rock, Sierra Gold
Drawing of growing cantaloupe plant with melons, green leaves, and yellow flowers
Days to Germination
7 days*
Planting Depth
1/2 inch
Plant Spacing

4 feet (Hale’s Best Jumbo will need 5 to 6 feet)

Days to Harvest
80 to 90 days

Start the seeds indoors near a sunny window 4 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Be sure not to disturb the roots during transplanting. Try making a small hill about 9 to 12 inches tall for the seedlings to start in and the plants to grow down from.

Growing Tips
  • The Sierra Gold and Hale's Best Jumbo varieties are ready to harvest when the fruit is golden beige, has a distinct aroma and slips easily from the vine.
  • The Honey Rock variety can grow on a trellis.
  • Try preserving the fruit by freezing it!

*These seeds are easy to sow, with a fun color coating that helps them germinate. However, the coating adds a few days to the germination time as compared to uncoated seeds.

Last updated: Oct 27, 2020
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