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Sugar Cube Hybrid Cantaloupe

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Sugar Cube Hybrid melons, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Melon Collection.

Sugar Cube Hybrid Cantaloupe

Sugar Cube Hybrid Cantaloupe

Sugar Cube is considered to be the most disease-free melon on the market. This is a small, fragrant, delicious [American] cantaloupe that produces melons from 2 to 4 pounds. It also boasts a long shelf life if you need to store some of your harvest. One melon can make a perfect breakfast for two, or the start of a great fruit salad. Sow seeds indoors three to four weeks before the last frost, or directly in warm soil after all danger of frost has passed. Hill the soil to make a 12-inch diameter mound.

Essentials:

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 5.5 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 10

Spacing

  • thin to three or four seedlings in a 12-inch mound
  • space mounds 4 to 6 feet apart all around

Moisture

  • 1 to 2 inches per week

Notes

  • prefers well-drained, sandy loam soil with lots of direct sunlight
  • once vines are established, do not move them
  • black plastic mulch helps retain soil heat and deters weeds

Have you ever grown a Sugar Cube melon plant? Please tell us about your experiences with Sugar Cube cantaloupe.

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