This type of Asian melon, or common, has been grown in China and Japan for thousands of years but has only recently appeared in American markets. Golden-yellow softball-sized fruits. The flesh is fun to eat, very sweet and crisp. Can be trellised. 85-95 days. ±2,900 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Sakata’s, Sweet Melon
Instructions – Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Space hills 6′ apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost.
- Spacing: Plant seeds 1 inch deep, 18-24 inches apart in hills that are 4-6 feet apart.
- Sunlight: They require full sun.
- Soil: Melons thrive in well-drained soil, rich in organic matter.
- Watering: Water deeply once a week, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
- Harvesting: Harvest when the fruit has a sweet smell and the stem end is slightly soft.
- Hydration: Melons have high water content, aiding in hydration.
- Vitamin A: They are a great source of vitamin A, promoting eye health.
- Vitamin C: They’re also rich in vitamin C, supporting immune health.
- Dietary Fiber: Melons provide dietary fiber, aiding in digestion.
- Heart Health: They contain potassium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels.