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Sakata's Sweet Melon Seeds

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Sakata's Sweet Melon Seeds (80 days)


1 gram seed pkg or about 25-50 seeds.

Asian melons have been around for thousands of years. 

This melon was introduced to the market by Sakata Seed Co. of Yokohama, Japan.

Sakata produces 3-4"  (softball size) melons that are oh so sweet. 

They have a high sugar content and edible skins

Sakata has crisp flesh and a bright yellow outer skin.

Excellent eating, but eat them quick they are not long-term keepers.  A summer treat to be savored.

Vines are very prolific. 

Do not slip from the vine so you must keep an eye on Sakata Sweet for peak ripeness.

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

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100' Row Yield


1/2" 30-35 65-80 3-10 60-72" 36-48" 75 lb. Full

Cucumis melo

Planting Tips:

Can be direct sown in warmer climates after soil temperatures reach 70, plant 3-4 seeds 1/2” deep in hills 3-4’ apart on rows 5-6’ apart.  Once established, thin to two strongest plants.  For cooler climates we prefer to start in pots in the greenhouse and transplant later when night time temperatures stay above 55 degrees.  Start seedlings 3 weeks before last frost.  Once seedlings are 4” tall and soil temperatures are 70, plant in rich loose soil.

Keep well watered until fruits are tennis ball sized and then water only if absolutely needed.  (We know organic farmers that never water them and grow amazinging melons, but a great deal depends on your soil.)

Remember, you must have a healthy population of pollinators like bees to get a good fruit set.

Seeding Rate:

4,500 plants/acre, aproximately 1/4-1/3 lb.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


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