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Gurney's® Li'l Sweet Improved Hybrid Cantaloupe

  • SKU: 94682
  • For each offer ordered, get approx. 20 seeds per packet
  • Zones: 4-10 annual
  • Height: 1 - 1.5 feet.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Germination: 3-10 days
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Gurney's® Li'l Sweet Improved Hybrid Cantaloupe

Description
Better Disease Resistance, Yield and Flavor!
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.
Product Details
  • Seasonboth Spring & Fall
  • Unit of Measureapprox. 20 seeds per packet
  • FormVine. Low trailing.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height1 - 1.5 feet.
  • Spread3 - 8 feet.
  • Spacing3-6 feet.
  • Zones4-10 annual
  • FoliageMedium green foliage. The stem slips when fully mature.
  • Flower FormSmall yellow flowers.
  • BloomsSummer
  • Fruit1-2 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.
  • Germination3-10 days
  • Soil RequirementsPrefers warm, well-drained, soil, high in organic matter with pH 6.5 to 7.5. Consistent, plentiful moisture needed.
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • Seed CountApproximately 20 seeds per packet.
  • CommentsPersonal size (1-2 lbs each and 1 or 2 servings per melon) offers very high sugars and unbeatable flavor.
  • Botanical NameCucumis melo 'SSX1253' Hybrid
  • HeaderBetter Disease Resistance, Yield and Flavor!
  • Depth1/2 inch.
  • Days To Maturity90 days
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule for Plants
Zones Tomatoes & Peppers Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Onion Plants
1A-4A 5/14 - 6/1 3/26 - 6/15 5/21 - 6/8 4/2 - 5/11
4B 5/14 - 6/1 3/26 - 6/15 5/21 - 6/8 4/2 - 5/11
5A 5/14 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 5/14 - 6/8 3/26 - 5/11
5B 5/14 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/26 - 5/11
6A 4/23 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 5/11
6B 4/23 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/26 - 5/11
7A 4/23 - 6/1 2/26 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/19 - 5/11
7B 4/2 - 6/1 2/26 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/11
8A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/19 - 6/15 4/23 - 6/8 1/29 - 5/11
9A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/15 4/23 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11
10A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/15 4/16 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11
Last Order Date 5/28 6/11 6/4 5/7
Zones Bareroot Roses Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Tender Annuals All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/16 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/30 - 6/22
4B 4/16 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/30 - 6/22
5A 4/1 - 6/1 3/19 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/2 - 6/22
5B 3/19 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 3/30 - 6/8 3/19 - 6/22
6A 3/5 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 6/22
6B 3/5 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 6/22
7A 2/26 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/22 4/2 - 6/8 2/26 - 6/22
7B 2/26 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/22 4/2 - 6/8 2/26 - 6/22
8A & B 2/19 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 1/22 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/25
10A & B 1/22 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/25
Last Order Date 5/28 1A-7B: 6/18 6/4 1A-7B: 6/18
8A-10B: 5/21 8A-10B: 5/21

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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