Minnesota Midget Melon (Cucumis melo): These petite melons, measuring around 4" in diameter, are among the earliest to ripen, maturing in just 65 days. With their sweet, orange, and juicy flesh, these personal-sized melons make delightful snacks.
Bred by the University of Minnesota's research department in 1948, the Minnesota Midget Melon, introduced by Farmer Seed and Nursery Company, features flavorful, small-fruited muskmelon with an ultra-thin rind.
The vines yield numerous lunchbox-friendly melons, and this compact heirloom, developed in the 1940s, can grow up to 9 inches in height.
Botanical Name : Cucumis melo
Common name : Minnesota Midget Melon
Size at maturity : 6-12"
Days to maturity : 60-70 Days
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : spring
Sowing method : Direct sow
Planting depth : 1/2"- 1"
Plant spacing : 36”
Ships : Year-round
Average seeds per ounce : Approx. 800