Melon Sakata Sweet

Botanical Name: Melothria scabra

approx 20 seeds

Availability: In stock

$3.30

Details

These small softball sized round melons from Japan are very sweet with a high sugar content. Oriental varieties open a whole new dimension to melons as they are amazingly different with their crisp, crunchy texture and edible skins. Perfect for fruit salads or eaten like an apple.

How To Grow

Press two seeds in clumps into damp soil, spaced 50cm (20in) between rows and clumps. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.

When To Plant

Spring to Summer, Autumn too in tropical regions.

Sow

Spring, Summer

Soil Type

well drained, sunny position

When

Spring to Summer, Autumn too in tropical regions.

Where

Direct into warm soil approx. 20ºC in full sun, or in punnets for early sowing. Can be grown on a trellis to save garden space.

How Sow

Press two seeds in clumps into damp soil, spaced 50cm (20in) between rows and clumps. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.

Care

When young plants have 5-6 leaves pinch out growing tips to encourage growth of flowering shoots. Keep soil well-watered and mulched.

Our Seed Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.

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Recipe

Chilled Melon Sweet Sakata Salad

Chilled Melon Sweet Sakata Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 Sakata Sweet Melons
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Grass, minced
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Mint, fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Jalapeno Pepper, minced

Instructions

  1. Cut melon in half, scoop out seeds, peel off outer yellow rind and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Place melon pieces in a non-reactive bowl (glass or stainless steel) and add the remaining “dressing” ingredients.
  3. Toss and allow to marinate in this dressing one to two hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Serve over lettuce of your choice.
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