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Gurney's® Li'l Sweet Improved Hybrid Cantaloupe

Better Disease Resistance, Yield and Flavor!
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  • 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
  • SKU: 94682
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  • For each offer ordered, get 1 pkt of approx. 20 seeds
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Gurney's® Li'l Sweet Improved Hybrid Cantaloupe

Description
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
  • 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
  • Depth1/2 inch.
  • Days To Maturity90 days
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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.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Seeds
1A-4B 6/18 - 11/1
5A & 5B 6/18 - 11/1
6A & 6B 6/18 - 11/1
7A & 7B 6/18 - 11/1
8A & 8B 6/18 - 11/1
9A-10B 6/18 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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