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Minnesota Midget Melon

Minnesota Midget Melon

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Minnesota Midget
Cucumis melo L.Reticulatus Group

70 days — 'Minnesota Midget' is a very early maturing melon. Its plants are compact and some folks report that this variety does well growing in tubs. The fruit are small, five to six inches in diameter, weighing thirteen ounces to one and a half pounds, with a delicious flavor. Fruit slips from vine when ripe.

'Minnesota Midget' was bred by the University of Minnesota and introduced by Farmer Seed & Nursery Company of Faribault, Minnesota in about 1948. About 40 seeds per one gram packet.
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Planting Instructions: The seeds can be directly sown in spring after the soil has warmed or started indoors three to four weeks before your last expected frost.

Indoors, plant two to three seeds per pot, ½ inch deep, thinning to best plant. Do not disturb roots.

Outdoors, plant six to eight seeds, ½ inch deep, in hills spaced four feet apart. Transplant or thin to three plants per hill.

Young plants are cold sensitive and some cover protection at nights may be required. Mulch or cultivate to control weeds. Although the name or description of this variety refers to a modern company's name, the seed we are offering is in no way sourced from, "owned by" or connected with that company. The name is simply the historically accurate, common name for the variety giving credit to the seedsmen that originally released it.
Informational References:
  1. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America – Melon: Lists 1-27 Combined," Edited by James D. McCreight, U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, California.