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Zatta Melon
 
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Zatta Melon (10 seeds) (ML125) $3.00
Packaging Type: White

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Zatta Melon

         
 
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80-85 days. Traditional variety of Italy, where it is called "Brutto ma Buono" The name translates to "ugly but good," but it looks beautiful to us: 4-lbs. ribbed fruits in green to yellow. The flavor of the orange flesh is very sweet and rich. This melon was first described by Castelvetro in 1614; believed to have been grown by Thomas Jefferson as "Massa."
 
Zatta Melon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jonib
Location:
Bixby, MO, United States
Date:
August 20, 2016
          5.0
 
UGLY
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? slow germination

Review:

These have got to be the ugliest melons on earth! My Zatta's were not cute like the products shown in the picture. They look like freakish mutations from the planet Uranus. You just have to see them to believe it! But, when you cut one open and smell the intoxicating musky melon scent you will be forever hooked. The deep orange flesh is very sweet and delicious. I've never tasted such a delicious melon! Be sure to let them turn completely yellow before harvesting. They don't slip. I've had to cut every melon off of the vine even when dead ripe. This makes them perfect for trellising. They are very slow to germinate taking 2-3 weeks to sprout. I had a heat mat underneath the germination trays and they had a clear, plastic cover to keep the heat in. I would not recommend direct seeding in the garden. But, once germinated, the plants are fast growing and vigorous. I adore this melon. Zatta will always have a place in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
April
Location:
North Las Vegas, NV
Date:
August 26, 2014
          5.0
 
Unique Delicious
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Attractive vine and unique

What are the cons? Difficult to germinate

Review:

Let me first start off by saying I absolutely adore this melon. It's definitely a late starter, but once it gets going, it performs well. I grew five different varieties of melons this year and the Zatta was the hardest to get to germinate. The seed packet came with a limited number of seeds (about 10) and I used up every last one of them and only wound up with two viable plants. I started a few using soil blocks, tried soaking the seeds first, used the wet paper towel method and actually got a few to germinate then they quickly perished. Two finally germinated after 15 days using a T5 light setup and soil blocks. Once in the garden, they were slow to vine but when they did, they really took off with about a 10'-12' reach. Initially, the plant flowered very well and set about 4 fruit (early summer). It continued to flower and recently set six more fruit (early August). The taste is super sweet and well worth the wait and effort. I'm not a huge fan of muskmelons, but this one I love!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fronklowes
Location:
Joplin, MO
Date:
April 29, 2014
          5.0
 
A Favorite
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, Surprising Color Inside

What are the cons? na

Review:

We grew 15 melon types in 5 gallon containers last summer. This was one of my favorites. It had a wonderful flavor. Ours also had a grainy texture, but that may be because we waited a few days before we ate it. I also wonder if I should have paid closer attention to the fragrance and picked it just before it turned colors... It took 25/26 days from the time it sprouted for it to flower and 85/86 days from sprouting to our first ripe melon. For those who might want to start early indoors, at 25/26 days from sprouting, the vine measured 19 inches long. This fragrant melon slipped with very little effort (it was coming apart at the stem) after it turned yellow/orange overnight on the vine. Our melon weighed 2 pounds. The melon vine only produced 1 melon initially, but after the first was ripe, it began to form several melons. They did not get to finish since we started so late in the season, but it appears that this vine will yield a second batch of melons if started early enough.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
elevated
Date:
September 19, 2012
          5.0
 
a new favorite
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

our garden is at 7000 ft in Az,not really melon territory,we tried zatta alongside charentais, both were better tasting than any store-bought melon ,I'd say the zatta was ever so slightly better tasting than the charentais,but a much tougher plant,thicker rind(no splitting).I will grow both again,but more zattas.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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