85 days. The Edisto 47 variety of cantaloupe grows melons that are 3 to 5 pounds, with salmon colored flesh. These vines are very vigorous, with large leaves and melons that reach maturity after around eighty five days. The large melons have a sweet and juicy taste. The vines thrive in full sun, in zones three to nine. Rich and sandy soil is the most beneficial for their growth. This variety is resistant to alternaria, powdery mildew, and downy mildew.