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Sakata's Sweet Melon (25-50 seeds) (OML102) $2.50

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Sakata's Sweet Melon

         
 
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85 days. A favorite Asian variety of Dr. Amy Goldman, author of Melons for the Passionate Grower. These small 3”-4” round melons are very sweet with a high sugar content. Oriental varieties open a whole new dimension to melons, as they are amazingly different. Crisp and crunchy; they have edible skins. Their small size and light, golden rind make them very attractive. This fine Japanese variety was developed by Sakata’s Seed Co. of Yokohama. This is a must for marketing. They are in high demand by melon lovers and command top prices! Rare and colorful.

 
Sakata's Sweet Melon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Krystal
Location:
TN, TN, United States
Date:
October 16, 2019
          4.0
 
A MustGrow
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Vigorous, prolific, SWEET

What are the cons? Short shelf life, ground rot

Review:

This little melon is a must-grow! I covered our experience growing this melon in great detail on our blog (Three Wondrous Acres Homestead), including its shortcomings and things we learned to fix for this year (like how quickly ripe fruit rots on the vine and how to tell when it's ripe, which is hard at first; it goes from ripe to rotten in just a few short days, to make matters worse.) Of course, its short shelf life would be the reason we don't see this melon in stores; but it is one of the most delicious melons I've ever tried, and has completely replaced cantaloupe for me. I grow this instead! The shelf life is where I knock a star off. It is super sweet, prolific, and has a similar growth habit to cucumbers. It is also pretty open to neglect, as long as you provide early care and the infrastructure it needs to thrive. It can definitely hold its own thereafter!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Beth
Location:
Livingston, TX, United States
Date:
August 26, 2019
          5.0
 
My favorite melon.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Sugary Sweet

What are the cons? To be determined

Review:

I grew several different melon vines on my trellis so they probably weren't as prolific as they might have been because of over planting, but I did get one melon. It was one of the best melons I've ever had. So juicy and sugary Sweet, it made my hands so sticky. I will definitely grow every year!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GREGTXGARDENER
Location:
Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Date:
June 26, 2019
          5.0
 
WOW
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? FLAVOR, TEXTURE

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is an amazing fruit. You just need to figure out how and when to harvest. Let me help you simplify that concern; these slip off the vine like muskmellons. Yet are so light weight that they wont do so without a slight tug. Most assume they should be cut off. Yet this is not the case. They need to pop off the vine with only very slight tugs. If its not coming of easy dont fret. Let it stay on until it does. Now that is out of the way, you should grow this now. You eat this like an apple, after removing the seeds. It tastes like a very sweet honeydew, yet has the texture of a granny smith apple. I am not joking with you about that. Imagine a granny smith apple tasting like a honeydew. This is what you get with this. You even eat the yellow skin as well!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fran
Location:
Plymouth, NC, United States
Date:
June 22, 2019
          5.0
 
Awesome little melons
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? So many melons!

What are the cons? none

Review:

Just Wow ! I started these from seeds in early March put them in their forever home in May, these are growing like crazy! I bet we have about two dozen fruit on the vine right now. I will update once I actually get to taste one but they are awesome looking little melons. I am so happy they grew for me!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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30 out of 30 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marty
Location:
Kenton, OH, United States
Date:
June 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Amazing Sweet Honeydew MiniMe
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, edible rind, prolif

What are the cons? Probably underplanted 2017

Review:

These little guys are amazing! I do Square Foot Gardening (SFG) and put them in front of 2 twisty "tomato" poles, they went right up no coaxing, and delivered all season long--softball sized delicious little single serve melons! WOW! Spacing is 1/SF if trellis. I recommend trellising to save space. Will never do without!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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