Melon : Hales Best Jumbo
Large fruits with sweet orange flesh
You will love the sweet taste of Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe! The fruits are large, ribbed, and heavily netted, with lovely orange flesh inside. These cantaloupes will get 5-6 pounds and have a small seed cavity. Melons are a refreshing and delicious addition to your garden. With so many sizes, shapes, and tastes, there is a type of melon that just about everyone loves. Some well-known melon varieties include muskmelon, watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe.Cucurbitaceae Cucumis melo
Soil PH: 6.0-7.0, Ideal 6.3-6.6
The ideal soil for Melons is loose, moist, fertile, well-drained and fairly neutral.
Melons don't need a lot of nitrogen, as this encourages leaf growth at the expense of fruit. They do like phosphorus (give them colloidal phosphate) and potassium (wood ashes), as well as boron and magnesium.
Lime (Calcium), 5 pound(s) per 100 sq. ft., in top 6in of soil, 1 time
Melons dislike acidic soil, so lime the soil if necessary (preferably dolomitic lime as this also adds magnesium). The quantity required will vary according to the pH, but 5 pounds per 100 square feet would be a typical application.
Compost (N), 4 cup(s) per plant, before transplanting, 1 time
Incorporate 1 quart of compost or aged manure (melons love old manure) into the planting hole.