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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: 39
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
StaceyD
Location:
Whittier, CA, United States
Date:
January 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Perfectly Sweet and Small
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Perfect size for one person

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have planted this variety twice now. Once in the backyard in a square foot garden bed. That planting did great. I had many melons but my dog would pick them two or three days before me and eat the whole thing. Needless to say, I didn't get many that year. The next year, I moved them to the front yard and I got to eat them all. On one plant, I got 26 melons. In July and August, the melons were larger than softballs. I had melons setting and ripening through October. The later melons were only baseball sized in October but were still really sweet. The vines were splayed out on the ground and were max 6 feet long.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jodeens
Location:
Hotchkiss, CO, United States
Date:
December 26, 2015
          5.0
 
Loads of small tasty melons
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? prolific and tasty

What are the cons? can't think of any

Review:

Since this was my first attempt with this melon, and in a new garden - I started some of these indoors and direct seeded the left over seeds. The direct seed performed best. I let them trail down the drainage ditch bank, and had too many-to-count softball sized melons. VERY flavorful and perfect for one person. So many ripened at one time that I made jam from them - an experiment - my husband was skeptical. It was so delicious we made a second batch and it is almost gone before Christmas. Definite keeper!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dirt
Location:
Endicott, WA, United States
Date:
November 9, 2015
          5.0
 
Worth Growing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste great

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have grown this for two years. The flavor is great, they give lots of melons. (Don't know how many.) The vines don't take a lot of space. Just make sure you slightly pull them to see if they are ripe. Otherwise they will over ripen and you won't notice. Don't pull too hard, or you will pull off an under ripe melon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Barb
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
September 29, 2015
          4.0
 
Excellent grower
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? A bit too juicy

Review:

We didn't receive much rain and we don't water a lot but these did well and put out at least 10 melons in a small space. For us the only downfall is the fruit was super juicy even when we thought they were under-ripe, that made it hard to know when to harvest. We ended up picking them when they were fully netted and just starting to color up, they felt firm but were still quite juicy. Flavorful and wonderful to be able to grow them in small space in a somewhat cooler area.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jenny H
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
September 7, 2015
          3.0
 
Fun but wont grow again
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very early

What are the cons? Less productive. Meh flavor

Review:

This was my first year trying to grow melons. I live in the high desert and we can have very short growing seasons. I thought I'd give this a try since it was a small, very early variety. I don't have much garden space so I planted 3 plants on June 1st that I had started from seed indoors in March. I only got 5 melons and two were smaller than a baseball. They did ripen very quickly, at the end of July. They were the perfect size for a 1 person serving. The taste was more earthy than sweet. If these are the only melons you can grow because of your climate, go ahead, but I'm going to try for something tastier next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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