For small gardens and shorter growing seasons, Sugar Baby is sure to please. Several weeks earlier than full-season varieties, you'll harvest ice-box-size melons measuring 6 to 8 inches across and weighing 8 to 10 pounds each. Melons turn from green to nearly black when ripe, with sweet red flesh inside.
- Days to germination: 6 to 8 days
- Days to harvest: 78 days
- Planting depth: 0.5 inch
- Planting space: on hills 4 feet apart
- Spacing rows: 6 feet
- Preserve by: freezing