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Gurney's® Li'l Sweet Improved Hybrid Cantaloupe

Better Disease Resistance, Yield and Flavor!

  • 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
Enjoy higher yields, better disease resistance and even more flavor than the original Li'l Sweet. This is the one to grow if you want luscious, rich, oh-so-sweet flavor from your melons. Perfect "personal" size—producing lots of 1 1/2- to 2-lb. fruits, perfect for 1 or 2 to enjoy. Makes a great summer dessert; simply halve, scoop out the seeds and fill with vanilla ice cream. Delicious! 76 DAYS.



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  • 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
  • Foliage: Medium green foliage. The stem slips when fully mature.
  • 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.
  • Size: 20 Seed Pkt
  • 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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