El Gordo Hybrid Melon Seed

Fruits up to 30 pounds.

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El Gordo Hybrid Melon Seed

Fruits up to 30 pounds.

  • Extra-large 15-20 lb. fruit
  • Small seed cavities
  • Excellent disease resistance
El Gordo Hybrid Melon is proof that you can grow big fruits without sacrificing flavor. When we grew this medium-netted cantaloupe in our test gardens, we were amazed by its size. Some of the fruits grew up to 30 lbs. each. But we were even more surprised when we cut open the fruits and saw the beautiful orange flesh and small seed cavities. It was picture perfect—and the flavor was sweet and flavorful! This is a great cantaloupe for feeding a family or a group—and for impressing others with its size. The plants exhibit excellent disease resistance, too. 85 DAYS.
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Product Details

Product Details

  • 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
  • Size: 10 Seed Pkt
  • Blooms: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All 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
  • Germination: 3 - 10 Days
  • Form: Fruit, melon
  • 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.
  • Foliage: Green foliage. This variety produces a very full foliage canopy.

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