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Dakota Sisters

Cucumis melo
HOW TO GROW MELON

Start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks after last frost. Do not over water. Direct sow 1-2 weeks after last frost date. Sow in rows or thin to 2-3 plants per hill. Melons are heat lovers, and require warm springs and warm nights. In cooler climates, use plastic mulch to increase the soil and air temperature. Using floating row covers also helps. Heavy feeder, thrive in well-decayed organic matter or compost. Moist well-drained soil is important in early stages of pollination. After fruit set, do not water unless the soil is very dry and leaves begin to wilt. Best flavor produced in dry weather. Fruit is mature when fruit turns color and slips from the vine. Soil pH 6-7.5. Hardiness zones 4. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 1,260 seeds per ounce. Average 15M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 5 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/4-1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-85˚F
Days to Germ. 3-10
Plant Spacing 18”
Row Spacing 5-6’
Days To Maturity 80
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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A delightfully flavorful, sweet, and aromatic melon! Bred by David Podoll, the Podolls has been selecting for smooth texture, great melon flavor, juicy sweetness, deep orange color, and thick flesh since 1980. Can be grown anywhere but is especially suited to areas with a shorter growing season.

This is Ope...

A delightfully flavorful, sweet, and aromatic melon! Bred by David Podoll, the Podolls has been selecting for smooth texture, great melon flavor, juicy sweetness, deep orange color, and thick flesh since 1980. Can be grown anywhere but is especially suited to areas with a shorter growing season.

This is Open Source Pledged Seed (OSSI). By purchasing this seed you are a part of the Free The Seed movement. This variety is registered as an OSSI-pledged variety and seed. “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.” To learn more, visit: www.osseeds.org/about/.

Tags: Harvest: Early, Color: Orange, Heritage: Open Source OSSI, Season: Summer, Certification: Organic.
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  • Dakota Sisters melon image####

Dakota Sisters

Cucumis melo

A delightfully flavorful, sweet, and aromatic melon! Bred by David Podoll, the Podolls has been selecting for smooth texture, great melon flavor, juicy sweetness, deep orange color, and thick flesh since 1980. Can be grown anywhere but is especially suited t...

A delightfully flavorful, sweet, and aromatic melon! Bred by David Podoll, the Podolls has been selecting for smooth texture, great melon flavor, juicy sweetness, deep orange color, and thick flesh since 1980. Can be grown anywhere but is especially suited to areas with a shorter growing season.

This is Open Source Pledged Seed (OSSI). By purchasing this seed you are a part of the Free The Seed movement. This variety is registered as an OSSI-pledged variety and seed. “You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.” To learn more, visit: www.osseeds.org/about/.

Tags: Harvest: Early, Color: Orange, Heritage: Open Source OSSI, Season: Summer, Certification: Organic.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW MELON

Start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks after last frost. Do not over water. Direct sow 1-2 weeks after last frost date. Sow in rows or thin to 2-3 plants per hill. Melons are heat lovers, and require warm springs and warm nights. In cooler climates, use plastic mulch to increase the soil and air temperature. Using floating row covers also helps. Heavy feeder, thrive in well-decayed organic matter or compost. Moist well-drained soil is important in early stages of pollination. After fruit set, do not water unless the soil is very dry and leaves begin to wilt. Best flavor produced in dry weather. Fruit is mature when fruit turns color and slips from the vine. Soil pH 6-7.5. Hardiness zones 4. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 1,260 seeds per ounce. Average 15M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 5 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/4-1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-85˚F
Days to Germ. 3-10
Plant Spacing 18”
Row Spacing 5-6’
Days To Maturity 80
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

Meet Your Farmer

We promote fair trade, organic practices and environmental responsibility throughout the Restoration Seeds supply chain. Below are the family farmers and seed suppliers who bring our open pollinated seeds to you.

Prairie Road Organic Seed Certified Organic by Intl. Certification Services Seed grower since 1997
The family garden and a tradition of selective seed-saving for agronomic performance under organic conditions in northern climates and superb eating qualities, provides the basis for seed production at Prairie Road Organic Seed. Certified organic since 1977, David, Dan and Theresa Podoll began producing certified organic seed in 1997.

The Podolls have released four varieties bred in the garden and selected for the family table, including Uncle David’s Dakota Dessert squash, Dakota Rose watermelon, Dakota Black popcorn, and Dakota Sport tomato. They specialize in tomato seed improvement and production of many heritage varieties. Other seed crops include sweet corn, flint corn, pumpkin, beet, carrot, leek, cucumber, grey proso millet, rye, triticale, oats, buckwheat, and poppy.

The Podolls have cultured a rich family history of cooperative involvement and the Family Farmers Seed Cooperative was a natural fit philosophically, economically and socially. Cooperation and exchange have been the basis of varietal improvement and seed development for millennia. For the Podolls, the Family Farmers Seed Cooperative builds on that heritage and wisdom of the ages.
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