The Minnesota Midget is a great little melon for short growing seasons or container gardens! This variety produces an abundance of early ripening mini single serving melons that measure to be inches across. This little melon has a deep orange flesh that is succulent, sweet, and delicious down to the rind!
Cantaloupes and muskmelons are frost sensitive annuals that prefer full sun and fertile, evenly moist soil. Mulch around seedlings to suppress weeds and conserve moisture. Seeds can also be started indoors 2 weeks before the last frost date and transplanted outdoors once the danger of frost has passed.
Variety Information: 4" round fruits with fine, dense netting and golden-yellow flesh, high sugar content, edible to the rind. When to Start Inside: Recommended for short-season areas. Sow into biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.
Home Minnesota Midget Cantaloupe Seeds. Heirloom variety. Contains approximately 3 grams, approximately Minnesota Midget Cantaloupe Seeds.
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Sowing: Melons must not be planted until the soil temperature has warmed to degrees F, since they thrive in heat. Start the plants indoors only weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change. Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others.
These super-sweet, softball-size muskmelons grow on unusual three- to four-foot vines. Each plant will produce six to eight melons, each perfect as a treat for one or two people. This short-season grower days to maturity: 60 to 70 is a good choice for gardens in cooler climates, but it will thrive in almost any climate.
What a treat— ripe cantaloupe, even in Zone 3B. Call the papers! The Minnesota Midget was a hit at the Falls Brook Centre Fair in when over 50 visitors instantly became seed savers and melon connoisseurs.
Approximate seeds per pack: 30 Days till maturity: A small personal sized cantaloupe that has a small footprint making it ideal for small gardens, patio gardens, or square foot gardens. Sweet, orange flesh, and small amounts of seeds makes this variety a favorite for us. This takes up barely any space in the garden and did well in very poor soil and occasional neglect.