Cantaloupe 'Sugar Queen'

Cucumis melo

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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Vines and Climbers


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Rialto, California

Augusta, Georgia

Alexandria, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.