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Gurney's® Li'l Sweet Improved Hybrid Cantaloupe

Enhanced Disease Resistance, Flavor and Yield!

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Gurney's® Li'l Sweet Improved Hybrid Cantaloupe

Enhanced Disease Resistance, Flavor and Yield!

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Listen to why this is Niles' favorite.
  • Personal-sized, 1-2 lb., flavorful melons
  • High sugar content with tantalizing fragrance
  • Very small seed cavity
  • Tops for eating fresh
  • Plants resistant to fusarium wilt and powdery mildew
The perfect 'personal-sized' cantaloupe has better disease resistance and yields than the original Li'l Sweet and is even more flavorful! Luscious 1 ½ to 2 lb. melons are a light green color and turn to a yellow-tan color as they ripen. They have a high sugar content, a tantalizing fragrance and a very small seed cavity. Best of all, they have a rich, sweet, full-bodied cantaloupe flavor. In the garden, the melons are slow to split. The fruits are the perfect size for 1 to 2 persons to enjoy fresh and make a wonderful summertime dessert – simply halve, scoop out the seeds and fill in with vanilla ice cream. Delicious! The productive plants produce high yields and are resistant to powdery mildew and fusarium wilt. Zones 4-10. 76 DAYS.
SKU: 94682
$8.99
For each offer ordered, get 1 pkt of approx. 20 seeds
Grows in zones: 4-10
Availability: In Stock This item ships in both Spring & Fall
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Cucumis melo 'SSX1253'
  • Height: 1 - 1.5 feet.
  • Spacing: 3-6 feet.
  • Depth: 1/2 inch.
  • Spread: 3 - 8 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Size: 20 Seed Pkt
  • Blooms: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
  • Fruit: 1-2 pound personal-sized, miniature melons with high sugars and fragrance that combine for a wonderful flavor. Exterior begins light green, turns to a yellow-tan color as it ripens. Very small seed cavity.
  • Days To Maturity: 90 Days
  • Zone: 4-10
  • Germination: 3 - 10 Days
  • Form: Vegetable, fruits, cantaloupe
  • Flower Form: Small yellow flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Prefers warm, well-drained, soil, high in organic matter with pH 6.5 to 7.5. Consistent, plentiful moisture needed.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 20 seeds per packet.
  • Foliage: Medium green foliage. The stem slips when fully mature.
  • Comments: Personal size (1-2 lbs each and 1 or 2 servings per melon) offers very high sugars and unbeatable flavor.

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