85 to 120 days. This melon may take up to 85 days til it reaches full maturity. Yielding large, oval, ribbed fruits weighing up to 5 to 6 pounds, this cantaloupe is a traditional favorite. With heavy netting and fine textured, bright orange flesh, it holds a sweet flavor. Drought tolerant. Approx. 1,000 seeds/oz. Introduced in 1924, the Hales Best Jumbo variety of cantaloupe is a large melon with a mild and sweet taste. The vine produces melons that reach maturity in as soon as eighty five days. These seeds do best with full sun, in zones three to twelve.