Minnesota Midget Melon Seeds - (Cucumis melo var. reticulatus)

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SKU:
V1381
Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
60-75 days
Type:
Muskmelon
Days to Germination:
3-5 days @ 80-90F
Plant Spacing:
12-18"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Warm soil
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
$3.15

Description

Minnesota Midget Melon -  No Small Flavor

A very early maturing, unique sweetly flavored muskmelon that can produce two crops in a season- excellent for Northern gardeners.

Perfect for smaller gardens or containers with compact 3' vines and large crops of 4" melons with thick meaty gold-yellow flesh having a high sugar content that is edible to the rind.

Very high quality melon with fine dense netting. Developed by the University of Minnesota in 1948. Resistant to fusarium wilt.

History

The melon is indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle Eastern region to Afghanistan. Domestication may have taken place in Asia, as ancient Chinese writings show that melons were an important crop in China at least 2,000 years ago. Cultivation in the Mediterranean region started only at the end of the Roman era.

Uses

Melons are eaten fresh. 

Growing Tip

Melon seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds.  Melons do not ripen much off the vine so it is important to pick them when they are ready. Ripe melons “slip” from the vine with light pressure. 

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1 Review

  • 5
    Minnesota Midget

    Posted by Evelyn Pace, FL on Jul 29th 2017

    I grew this in the garden and in big pots last season.The ones in the pots grew larger and quicker than the ones in the garden.Good season all around for all the melons I grew no mildew problems on any no insect problems.Minnesota midget will be a repeat here.Sweet and tender fell off the vine when ripe perfect melon for a central Florida garden or container!

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