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SAKATAS SWEET MELON (85 days)

Everything about this melon suggests sweet – bubble gum sweet. The flesh can be eaten right down to the white rind, yet the softball sized fruit are small enough to be grown on a trellis. This melon also is quite prolific – a dozen per hill is a possibility. 

20 seeds

PLANTING:

Germ 4-10 days

Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots.

Outdoors- 1/2” deep after last frost in warm soil at least 70 degrees.

Harvest- Look for the following signs as it does take some practice on telling when they are ready to harvest. The skin tone changes and the ends soften, they will slip from the vines or a gentle tug will pull it away from the vine, a crack develops around the stem, the closest tendril to the stem dries, and the aroma increases when ripening.

Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.

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JM
02/10/2022
Jamie M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Looking good!

I planted these too late in the season last year, but I amended that mistake for the 2nd attempt. The fruits are growing nicely.

Pinetree Garden Seeds SAKATAS SWEET MELON (85 days) Review
02/11/2022

Pinetree Garden Seeds

HI Jamie, So glad the Sakatas Sweet are doing well for you! Gardening is all about trial and error and the thought that there is always next season! Thank you and Happy Gardening ~ Deby

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08/08/2016
Martha G.

Unbelievably Sweet Honeydew Type

These melons are amazing! Productive, non-fussy, trellised as mine were very well mannered. But most importantly, especially to us northern gardeners is the amazing honeydew type flavor and dependable productive habit! WOW! And you can eat the rind and all, very tender, crunchy and delish! Do order this baby. I will be growing these forever! And the aroma, Juicy Fruit!