Minnesota Midget Melon Seeds
Minnesota Midget Melons CA51-20
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Minnesota Midget Melon Seeds

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SKU CA51-20
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Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Planting Instructions
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75 days. Cucumis melo. Open Pollinated. Minnesota Midget Melon. The plant produces good yields of small 1 to 1 ½ lb melons. The melons are very juicy and have orange flesh with high sugar content. These compact plants are ideal for small gardens or containers. An excellent choice for Northern gardeners. An heirloom variety that was developed in 1948 by the University of Minnesota to accommodate shorter growing seasons and cool regions. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 6813. Disease Resistant: FW.

Lot No: 230344

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 05/24

Seeds Per Pound: 19,200

Plant Height: 1 to 1 ½ ft tall, 3 to 10 ft vines

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Cantaloupe Melon
Cucumis melo

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1"75 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 12" Apart 36" Hills 12" Apart60 - 90 days
Cantaloupe & Melon Seed Planting Information:

Plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant the seeds 1 when soil has warmed up. The seeds may rot and not sprout if the soil is too cool. Germination is improved when soil temperature is above 60 F. Plant the seeds in hills. Plants grow 1 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get 1" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Protect ripening melons from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut melons carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.

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by on February 2, 2010

Minnesota Midget is the only melon we have found that reliably matures here in northern Nevada where nights are cool and growing seasons are unpredictable. We like the small size, perfect for two. Was glad to find Midgets at Reimer Seeds. Jan D, Nevada

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by on June 30, 2011

Grew them at the base of the Bear Lodge Mountains in WY.

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by on June 7, 2012

Have continued to grow these melons at the base of the Bearlodge Mountains in 2012. Seeds emerged from the winter and survived a 26 F nights and are growing strong!

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