Home > Heirloom Vegetable Seeds > L-Pa > Melon Heirloom Seeds > Muskmelons > Planter's Jumbo Melon Seeds

Planter's Jumbo Melon Seeds

Market price: $2.89
Our price: $2.29
Quantity Price

Quantity Out of stock

Cucumis melo Reticulatus Group

Planter's Jumbo Melon Seeds (89 days)


Led by Dr Morris Hughe, Planter's Jumbo melon was selected in 1954 by the USDA and Clemson, South Carolina Agricultural Experimental Station.

The melons are 4-5 pounds, have a thick, protective rind and are lightly ribbed. 

The flesh is orange, juicy and contains a relatively small seed cavity. 

Excellent shipper and a regular at fruit stands in the south. 

Drought tolerance. 

Vigorous vines.

Unlike other melons, planters jumbo can tolerate high rainfall levels because of its powdery mildew and downy mildew resistantance.

Well adapted to the Southern States.

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield


1/2" 30-35 65-80 3-10 60-72" 36-48" 75 lb. Full

Cucumis melo

Planting Tips:

Can be direct sown in warmer climates after soil temperatures reach 70, plant 3-4 seeds 1/2” deep in hills 3-4’ apart on rows 5-6’ apart.  Once established, thin to two strongest plants.  For cooler climates we prefer to start in pots in the greenhouse and transplant later when night time temperatures stay above 55 degrees.  Start seedlings 3 weeks before last frost.  Once seedlings are 4” tall and soil temperatures are 70, plant in rich loose soil.

Keep well watered until fruits are tennis ball sized and then water only if absolutely needed.  (We know organic farmers that never water them and grow amazinging melons, but a great deal depends on your soil.)

Remember, you must have a healthy population of pollinators like bees to get a good fruit set.

Seeding Rate:

4,500 plants/acre, aproximately 1/4-1/3 lb.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


: *
: *
: *