Minnesota Midget Melon
Extra-early variety bred by the University of Minnesota at St. Paul in 1948; introduced by Farmer Seed and Nursery Company. Capable of producing two crops—an excellent choice for northern gardeners. Vines seldom over 3' long; suitable for growing in containers. Round 4" fruits have thick golden-yellow flesh that is edible to the rind and deliciously sweet. Resistant to fusarium wilt.
- 60-75 days
- ±1,200 seeds/oz
- Vines rarely grow over 3 feet and fruits grow to 4 inches
- Juicy, super-sweet orange flesh
- Resistant to fusarium wilt
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Melons are traditionally eaten raw or fresh. Top a slice of melon with a dash of salt and serve with any meal or on its own!
Melon pairs nicely with both sweet and savory flavors so you can combine it with other fruits in a salad or toss with mint, feta, and cured pork or bacon.
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.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
will grow again
by Jo Thomas
Perfect for one person and very good. Did well in my short season hot weather area.
So good! Will grow every year!
This little melon is super early so it isn't a problem for me to get ripe melons In MN. They are the perfect size for an individual serving. The best thing is the flavor -- so good. They are really sweet. Try these.