Hale’s Best Jumbo Melon was discovered by ID Hale near Brawley, California in 1923. It was reportedly growing in a Japanese market gardener’s field.
Hales Best Jumbo produces a thick, salmon-orange flesh that is sweet, juicy and has a creamy texture. The seed cavity is small. The fruit is very fragrant, oval shaped, heavily netted and can weigh up to 5lbs! Now that is a real jumbo melon.
Drought resistant. Resist powerdy mildew.