Melon, Minnesota Midget

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Quick Facts

  • Extra early short season melon
  • Excellent flavor- super sweet
  • Smooth texture

Cucumis melo

60-70 days.  The perfect mini cantaloupe for a short season climate.  Fruits are about six inches and compact plants are perfect for small spaces and backyard gardens.  Bred at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul for upper Midwest climates, this cantaloupe is widely adapted and very popular.  Released in 1948, this melon is now considered a beloved heirloom.  Thrives in short and hot summers.  In areas with long seasons, it is possible to grow 2-3 crops of this each year. Melons fall off the vine when ripe and are very fragrant.  Netted skin.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


3 w.

3-13 d.





Plant 1-2" deep in small mounds 24" apart. Melons are heavy feeders, provide fertility throughout the season.

Seed specs:  Packet size 30 seeds