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Cucumis melo 'Sugar Queen'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sugar Queen

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive skipv8 On Aug 4, 2011, skipv8 from Rialto, CA wrote:

In my opinion the best melon ever. Have grown charentais, annas, canary etc. This one always produces exceptionally. Superb flavor, large size, very sweet, cant say enough about it. It is a bit baby'd in my plots. Drip tape irrigation 4 inches of coarse mulch. Without exception, everyone who has tasted it says "best melon I ever tasted". I hold picked melons at ambient, for 3-4 days to soften a touch.

Positive Indy On Sep 18, 2005, Indy from Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

I first raised this one in 2000. As farner dill stated, it doesn't get as big as advertised perhaps, but 2 plants made 25 melons for me this year.....very scrumptous in taste.

Positive Farmerdill On Mar 1, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 85 day, 6-8 lb, sparsely netted orange fleshed hybrid. This one did well, not as large as advertised, but uniform in size and very sweet.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rialto, California
Augusta, Georgia
Alexandria, Indiana

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