6 to 8 pound open-netted melons are peachy-sweet
Great for short-season areas where other melons will not finish
Species: melo reticulatus
Variety: Park’s Whopper Hybrid
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Days to Maturity: 91
Fruit Color: Orange
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 10 ft
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,Edible
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Downy Mildew,Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
77 days from setting out transplants or 91 days for direct sow.
Now you can grow enormous 6- to 8-pound melons with great flesh firmness and a juicy-sweet taste — no matter where you live!
Even in short-season areas, Park’s Whopper grows quickly on super-vigorous plants, bearing plenty of open-netted melons with firm, thick peachy-orange flesh bursting with flavor! 7 1/2 to 9 inches in diameter, these are Whoppers in size, flavor, and speed of harvest!
Park’s Whopper owes its ready growth and large fruit to very strong plants. They’re resistant to Fusarium races 0, 1, and 2, as well as to Powdery Mildew races 1 and 2. With disease-fighting capability like this, it’s no wonder the fruit is so abundant and healthy!
Sow seeds directly in the garden after the soil is thoroughly warm or, for an even earlier harvest, start them indoors in pots. Set out 18 inches apart with 4 feet between each row, or plant in hills 4 feet apart, with 2 to 3 plants per hill. Cantaloupes are ready to harvest when the stem slips easily from the fruit with slight pressure.
Pkt is 25 seeds.