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Planter's Jumbo Melon

Planter's Jumbo Melon

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Planter's Jumbo
Cucumis melo L. Reticulatus Group

88 days — The vines of 'Planter's Jumbo' are vigorous, are mildew resistant, and do well in drought or high rainfall. The fruit have a firm rind with light ribs and thick, orange flesh, weighing four or five pounds on average.

Selected in 1954 by Clemson University and the USDA Agricultural Experiment Station at Charleston, South Carolina. Each packet contains one gram, which is about 35 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: The seeds can be directly sown in spring after the soil has warmed or started indoors three to four weeks before your last expected frost.

Indoors, plant two to three seeds per pot, ½ inch deep, thinning to best plant. Do not disturb roots.

Outdoors, plant six to eight seeds, ½ inch deep, in hills spaced four feet apart. Transplant or thin to three plants per hill.

Young plants are cold sensitive and some cover protection at nights may be required. Mulch or cultivate to control weeds. Informational References:
  1. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America," Melon, Lists 1-26 Combined, Edited by James D. McCreight, U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, California.