Cantaloupe, aka muskmelon, has the most beta- carotene of any of the fruits or vegetables. Christopher Columbus is credited with bringing this melon to the New World. How to chose a ripe melon ? Select a melon that is slightly golden in color with a light, fragrant smell.
Approximately 16,000 seeds per lb. 1/2 oz. is needed for a 100 foot row, 3 lb. per acre.