Minnesota Midget Melon
Minnesota Midget Melon (Cucumis melo) This heirloom was introduced in Minnesota in 1948. Measuring 4-5 inches across, this melon has sweet, gold-orange flesh and is a reputable version of the “classic muskmelon”. We have had great success with this melon on our Northern Mountain farm in Nova Scotia, as well as the original Manitoba farm. I recall my parents growing these compact vines in their prairie garden, as I would be first to capitalize on these succulent fruits when they were harvested.
80 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.50
Planting instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has passed, spacing 5-6 seed apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees Celsius. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mount.