Victory Seeds®

Rare, Open-pollinated & Heirloom Garden Seeds

Hello, Guest | Sign In | Logout
View Shopping Cart - 0 item(s) in cart - Total $0

Victory Heirloom Seed Company - Preserving the future, one seed at a time!

"Preserving the future,
one seed at a time."

New for 2019
Vegetable Seeds
Grain Seeds
Flower Seeds
Herb Seeds
Tobacco Seeds
Sweet Potato Plants
Cover Crop Seeds
Bulk & Web Only Seeds
Traditional Garden Tools
Hard Goods
Themed Gardens & Kits
Worm Composting
Custom Seed Favors
Late Summer / Fall Seeds
Open Source Seed Initiative
Victory Seeds® Introductions
Want To Help?!?!

Need to get serious . . . Victory Gardening.

No GMOs Here!

*We are an early signer of the Safe Seed Pledge

All of our rare and heirloom seeds are open-pollinated, non-hybrid, not chemically treated, and we will never knowingly offer genetically engineered, aka GMO, varieties.

Liberal, Oregon

Share us with the world at:
Please leave a review about us at All Thing's Plants.

Click here for more info on how to be rewarded for your support!

You can be rewarded for supporting our preservation work. Click here to find out how.

Home>Vegetable Seeds>Muskmelons
Hale's Best Jumbo Muskmelon
'Hale's Best Jumbo' muskmelon.
Hale's Best Jumbo Muskmelon
Item Id: 3250031

Your Price:
In Stock
Email a friend
Be the first to review this Item!
Add to Gift Registry Add to Wish List

You will earn 2 Victory Points™ when you purchase this item.
Click here for more information about Victory Points™.

Hale's Best Jumbo
Cucumis melo L. Reticulatus Group

85 days — The fruits are early large, oval-shaped fruit with heavy netting and thick, salmon-orange flesh. They average three and one-half to five pounds each. Introduced in 1924.[1]

"The discovery of 'Hale's Best' was due to the alert observations of I. D. Hale of California. Mr. Hale at one time lived at Rocky Ford (Colorado) but moved to California and was a representative of the C. B. Weaver Co. of Chicago, one of the largest cantaloupe distributors operating in the Imperial Valley."[2]

When J. Bolgiano introduced 'Hale's Best' in their 1927 seed catalog, they dedicated a whole page of prime space espousing its virtues. They wrote:
"This melon was selected by a large melon grower in California from the ordinary strains of Rocky Ford he was growing. It has much the same shape, appearance, netting and carrying qualities, flesh and flavor of the other salmon tinted Rocky Ford Melons.

A recent report by the California Crop Reporting Service regarding cantaloupes grown in that state, gives the following figures. In 1924 there were less than 300 acres of Hale's Best, in 1925 about 5,487 acres and in 1926 there were 16,875 acres, this in face of a very small increase in the total acreage in melons in the state. The same increase was apparent at Rocky Ford, New Mexico, Arizona and all other Western states where melons are grown in large acreages.

It is obvious that the sudden popularity must have a reason, which is its extreme earliness combined with its general good eating and shipping qualities
Each packet contain one gram, which is about 35 seeds.

  1. "U. S. D. A. Yearbook of Agriculture, 1937," pages 216-217.
  2. "The Vegetables of New York: The Cucurbits," New York AES, 1937, pages 73-74.
  3. "Garden Guide," J. Bolgiano & Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1927, page 3.
Related Items
Edisto 47 Melon
Edisto 47 Melon
Small Persian Melon<br><b>Sold Out</b>
Small Persian Melon
Sold Out
1 Review(s)
Minnesota Midget Melon
Minnesota Midget Melon
1 Review(s)