Organic Minnesota Midget Melon (Cucumis melo)
This miniature muskmelon makes for a perfect single serving. Minnesota Midget yields a bounty of 4-5” melons with brilliant orange flesh and lots of sweet, summer flavor. Compact variety can be trellised.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 4-10 days
- Maturity: 70 days
- Direct sow ½” deep in full sun after last frost or start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to last frost date. Harden off seedlings before planting.
- Plant in hills of 6-8 seeds; thin to 3-4 plants. Hills should be 4’ apart in all directions, or plant in rows and thin to 8-12” between plants in rows 6-8” apart.
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I started a garden for the first time last year and grew these, had the best success, planted the seeds and never did anything but water them. They produced the sweetest melons I have ever tasted! They are ripe when you pick them up and they fall off the vine. Growing twice as many this year!