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Minnesota Midget Melon
  • Minnesota Midget Melon
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  • Minnesota Midget Melon
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Minnesota Midget Melon (25-50 seeds) (AML140) $2.50
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Minnesota Midget Melon

         
 
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This very small, very early heirloom was introduced in Minnesota in 1948. Measuring just 4inches across, they have sweet, orange flesh and are perfect miniature versions of the "Classic Muskmelon". Compact, 3-4-foot vines produce good yields. I fondly remember these as the only melons our family could get to ripen in Charlo, Montana, about 20 years ago.

 
Minnesota Midget Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 32
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

90.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Tinybirds
Location:
liberty hill, TX, United States
Date:
July 27, 2015
          5.0
 
So cute
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Adorable, good taste, easy

What are the cons? None

Review:

Loved this one! I planted them and forgot, then wondered what it was with tiny little vines only 3 ft long at most. Even the leaves are miniature. Then came the mini muskmelons, perfect and so adorable. They taste better than the hales best we also grew, but I don't have anything else yet ripe to compare to. They also handled powdery mildew better than the hales best. I had some other plants like honey rock that died before getting ripe fruit, due to powdery mildew. I would definitely recommend this mini melon! Note: grown in unfertilized unamended alkaline clay, organic too, nothing sprayed. Just added cages to keep raccoons out since they'd already taken several watermelon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dakotabob
Location:
Parshall, ND, United States
Date:
July 6, 2015
          5.0
 
Gem for northern gardeners
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very quick to set fruit

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is my second year growing these. I live in Zone 3 and this melon already set fruit by the middle of June here in 2015. If you live in the north and struggle growing melons, this is probably the one for you. The melons are small but the plant is prolific. I recommend starting these in the house using a heat mat at least 4 weeks prior to the time intend to plant them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jon
Location:
bridgewater, NJ, United States
Date:
April 22, 2015
          1.0
 
if you like bland here it is
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow.

What are the cons? flavor is super bland.

Review:

yes these are easy to grow and you will have vine ripened melon. Unfortunately it will be void of all taste and only faintly remind you of cantaloupe from the smell and nothing else. Simply not worth the effort. Try the hybrid "sugar cube melon" easy to grow and taste a thousand times sweeter and better.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Krazyquilts
Location:
Willowick, OH
Date:
February 9, 2015
          4.0
 
Interesting Little Melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Cute, compact, shortish season

What are the cons? Low production

Review:

We grew this melon in summer 2014, zone 6a, via SFG (raised bed). **It was an unusually cool summer, so take my review with a grain of salt.** Very compact, cute, rather poor production (approx 1 melon per plant - but again, it was a very cool summer), okay taste. Kept pretty well in the fridge. We planted 4 melon plants at 1 per square foot (because they are so small), trellising 2 plants on the same trellises we use for tomatoes, and the other two plants were not trellised but were allowed to sprawl onto the pavement next to the raised bed. These two ended up with very bad mildew while the two trellised plants did not get even a speck of it. I would highly recommend trellising this variety based on that. Also, they are very easily knocked off as they start maturing, so make sure they are not near a heavily trafficked area, or make sure to take some protective measure. I will be trying these melons again this year and will report back.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nutting BUmpus
Location:
Spokane, WA
Date:
September 23, 2014
          5.0
 
A Sure Thing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Eating it.

What are the cons? Not planting enough of them.

Review:

First time growing a melon: I planted one each in a 5 gallon bucket and, four weeks later, a large pot, using questionable soil. Once they sprouted, it was clear the soil is very poor, so I poured a inch of compost over the top. One fruit each, but they were marvelous, and ripe four weeks apart. Averaged four inches across, about a pound and a half each, and eaten when they slipped from the vine. Will do this again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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