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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: 29
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

93.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 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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11 out of 11 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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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
A.
Location:
Wareham, MA
Date:
September 14, 2014
          5.0
 
Inspiring
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Productive, easy to grow

What are the cons? none that I can think of

Review:

Never wrote an online review before even though I've read thousands of them. Felt compelled to review these because they were such a delight of the garden this year. Second year growing melons, these were easy and productive. Taste is excellent, not the best I've grown for taste but for the ease and productivity I was thrilled. Taste is still excellent, a store bought melon will never compete. Direct sown late (June) and ripened in 1st-2nd week of September. More than our family could eat!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AB
Location:
Edmonton, MT
Date:
September 10, 2014
          4.0
 
Best
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet, Great Producer

What are the cons? none

Review:

These are my favorite melons. Not the large ones you get in the store. These ones are small and almost bite sized. I have grown them two years now. They are a great producer. I got so many melons I couldn't eat them all! They also keep for a while in the fridge and on the counter. I Grew them in Alberta Canada. Just east of Edmonton!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
kathy
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Date:
September 10, 2014
          4.0
 
Minnesota midget melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very prolific and easy to grow

What are the cons? Went bad pretty quickly

Review:

We waited until they were almost off the vine before picking. The flavor was wonderful, but they go bad pretty fast at that point. We got more melon than we could give away. We did have a late spring this year. Direct sown, sprout quickly.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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