Sakata's Sweet Melon
- Fruits grow to the size of a softball
- Juicy, pale green flesh
- Can be grown on a trellis easily
- 85-95 days
- ±2,900 seeds/oz
This type of Asian melon, or conomon, has been grown in China and Japan for thousands of years but has only recently appeared in American markets. Golden-yellow softball-sized fruits. 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
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and 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 last frost.
Ratings & Reviews
Very small sweet melon, tolerated adverse conditions
Zone 6-These grew well in a dry summer when other melons in the same patch didn't produce much, and had lots of little melons with a nice sweet flavor. Sweeter than the usual Japanese "conomon" melons. Be aware that they are very small, tennis ball size for me.