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El Gordo Hybrid Melon
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El Gordo Hybrid Melon

Fruits up to 30 pounds.

Super large fruits have sweet, flavorful, orange flesh and small seed cavities. The oval fruits usually weight 15-20 lbs. each and have medium netting. Exhibits excellent disease resistance. 85 DAYS.



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  • Botanical Name: Cucumis melo 'El Gordo'
  • Height: 1-1 1/2 feet.
  • Spacing: 4-5 to a hill, spacing hills 6 feet apart.
  • Depth: 1/2 inch.
  • Spread: 3-12 feet.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Foliage: Green foliage. This variety produces a very full foliage canopy.
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Fruit: Very large fruit-can weigh up to 30 lbs. each. Fruit usually weighs 15-20 lbs. each. Oval, with medium netting, and sweet, orange flesh with great flavor and a small seed cavity.
  • Days To Maturity: 85 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 ( Annual)
  • Germination: 3 - 10 days.
  • Form: Spreading vine, annual.
  • Flower Form: Small yellow flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Prefers warm, well-drained, soil, high in organic matter with pH 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 10 seeds per packet.
  • Comments: Wowyour family and friends with this huge melon! Fruits usually weigh 15-20 lbs., but can get as big as 30 lbs.! Its pretty, orange flesh is delicious and sweet; enjoy more of it, not only due to its size, but due to its small seed cavity. Fruit is oval, with medium roping and naked sutures. Excellent disease resistance.

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