Delicious 51 Cantaloupe


About- Enjoy the ripest, tastiest cantaloupe with Delicious 51. This open-pollinated variety is similar to Hearts of Gold with added disease resistance and a faster harvest. Reap 2-3 lb. round/oval fruit with sweet aromas, rich flavors, and luscious texture. Get the most out of your crop with full slip harvesting for peak flavor.

When and Where to Plant- Start indoors 2 weeks before last expected frost or direct sow 1-2 weeks after the last frost. Prefers well amended soils and full sun.

Care and Harvest- Water often and rotate melons when possible. Allow to ripen on the vine, and harvest once the melon is fragrant and the blossom end feels soft. 

Planting Depth- 1/2"

Seed Spacing- 6"

Spacing Between Rows- 5-6'

Days to Germination- 3-10

Space After Thinning- 12-24"

Days to Maturity- 75-85 from transplant

Approximate Seeds per Pkt- 100