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Hale's Best 45 Melon (25-50 seeds) (AML101) $2.00

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Hale's Best 45 Melon

         
 
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85 days. A popular heirloom developed around 1920 by a Japanese market grower in California. Sweet, smooth orange flesh. A good flavored muskmelon.
 
Hale's Best 45 Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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Nickname:
ONSL
Location:
St. Louis, MO, United States
Date:
August 14, 2018
          4.0
 
Nice melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Productive

What are the cons? Small

Review:

Grew this side by side with Healy's Pride and Schoon's Hardshell. It's a great little melon. The flavor is good, but not the best. My only gripes are the melons are smaller and they ripened nearly overnight so I lost a few to rot since they have a fairly soft rind. Would grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jenniferroussin
Location:
Saint Louis, MO, United States
Date:
July 12, 2018
          4.0
 
Nice Size Tasty Melons
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? good firm melons

What are the cons? susceptible to mildew

Review:

My only reservation about this melon is, it needs to be sprayed to prevent mildew. I live in a place with hot, humid summers. I left a prior 3 star review because I was not happy about my melon patch being attacked by severe mildew almost overnight. However, now that I have actually harvest 2 melons, I'm quite happy with the fruit itself. I'm very happy I didn't lose my melons, and the spray worked. (I used Spectracide Immunox, which is systemic). When ripe, the fruit turns from green to yellow. My melons so far are about 2-3 pounds apiece. I get about 3-4 cups of cut up melon per fruit. I'm glad no critters attack the fruits themselves (so far). These melons were planted in late April, direct seeded, and I got my first melon on July 10. This is faster than the Minnesota Midget, which didn't give me fruit until August (last year). The fruit is soft, yet firm, juicy, orange, and slightly sweet. These are not super sweet, which is fine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jennifer
Location:
St Louis, MO, United States
Date:
June 28, 2018
          3.0
 
susceptible to mildew
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? fast growing

What are the cons? prone to powdery mildew

Review:

Until a few days ago, I was admiring my beautiful, green melon patch with lots of small and medium immature melons forming. After a few days of rain, I check on the patch this morning, and it is seriously infected with powdery mildew. I'm very frustrated and disappointed. I'm new to vegetable gardening (this is my 3rd year), and more new to growing melons (only my 2nd year), and they keep getting attacked by powdery mildew. Last year, no mildew until August. This year, June. St Louis is very humid in summer. I may have to go to a hybrid that is mildew resistant. Thankfully, I was able to talk to one of your master gardeners, who gave me help and guidance. I appreciate that.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Texas Farmher
Location:
Athens, TX, United States
Date:
July 11, 2017
          5.0
 
The name says it all
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent flavor, easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I've never found a melon that was more consistent in producing huge, excellent tasting fruit. Mine are massive this year and just walking by the row, I can smell when one is ready. Vines are now putting on second fruits and I've started more seeds for hopefully a fall harvest as well. I can't enough of Hale's Best.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Blawndie
Location:
Liberty, MO, United States
Date:
December 28, 2016
          5.0
 
One of the best
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? How cantaloupe should taste

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I've grown this melon many years. It is always a hit. It is sweet and juicy without being overly sweet and doesn't require much effort. I've tried lots of other melons, but this is one my family and I always enjoy. If you like a good sweet old time cantaloupe this one won't dissappoint

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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