1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

Hale’s Best cantaloupe

Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis

This heirloom muskmelon  was developed by a Japanese market gardener in California around 1920 and became widely popular because it combined excellent flavor with earliness. It’s a beautiful oval melon with deep green skin and golden netting. The flesh is an appealing salmon color, aromatic and sweet.

Plant in soil mounds or hills and thin to 2 best plants per hill. Using a good quality organic garden fertilizer following the manufacturer’s directions will increase your yields.  Water during hot, dry periods.