Sugar Baby is a popular 1959 heirloom variety that is dark green and sweet. “Baby” is a term for those fruits that average under ten pounds. This early variety is a small-fruited “ice-box” type bearing 6-8” (15-20cm) in diameter fruit weighing 6 – 10lbs (2.7 – 4.5kg). The hard rind turns green-black when ripe and the crisp red-orange flesh with dark brown seeds is incredibly sweet and flavourful. Compact vines and consistent yields make Sugar Baby perfect for small gardens.
|Maturity||70 – 80 days|
|Height||8 – 10” (20 – 25 cm)|
|Spacing||3 – 5’ (0.9 – 1.5M)|
|Soil||Fertile, organic and well draining|
|Watering||Regular watering, even moisture|
|Fertilizing||Balanced fertilizer at time of planting and regularly during the season.|
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