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Minnesota Midget Melon (60 Days)

Compact 3’ vines produce a quantity of 4” cantaloupes which mature very early. Has an excellent sweet flavor.

20 seeds


Cucumis melo

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant after last frost, 36" apart.

Sowing Outdoors:  Sow after last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds every 36", thin to the strongest seedling. 

How much does a packet plant: 18-20 foot single row, 5-6 hills

Harvest: Look for the following signs as it does take some practice on telling when they are ready to harvest. The skin tone changes and netting becomes heavy, the ends soften, they will slip from the vines or a gentle tug will pull it away from the vine, a crack develops around the stem, the closest tendril to the stem dries, and the aroma increases when ripe.

Tips:  Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth. 

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Teresa G.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great melons for our area!

Started seeds in our greenhouse. Kept 4 plants inside and put 3 outside. We had 2-3 melons per vine, both inside, growing up, and out with vines on ground. Sweet and tasty. Most were softball size, enough for two people. Since we had such warm weather, I feel they matured earlier. I will make one suggestion…if you grow outside on ground…watch out for underground pests. 3 out of 4 were eaten from below. Melons were ripe and when I picked up hole on bottom. I don’t know what ate the inside seeds…not really the flesh, only to get in. Perhaps mice? We live on acreage. I will definitely get this seed next year, but make sure to grow outside on a trellis.

Pinetree Garden Seeds Minnesota Midget Melon (60 Days) Review
Mike S.
United States United States
Good deL

Growing great

United States United States
MN midget melon

Great seeds easily germinated and beautifully healthy. No pests so far just started to flower.

Pinetree Garden Seeds Minnesota Midget Melon (60 Days) Review
Keith L.
United States United States

I wanted to wait till end of season for review. I can say in one word ''EXCELLENT''. Planted 2 sets of 3 seeds June 1'st, got 2 really healthy plants. Melons showed up middle of July. They just sat and sat and sat. This season was cool in Central Oregon. Did not think they would ripen. Around end of August 1 turned ripe every 2-3 days, picked last 1 Oct. 4th. Got 24 softball sized, some a little smaller-larger of the sweetest, juiciest cantaloupe's ever!!!! Pinetree was the only place that had seeds available due to 2020 you know what. Keith

Dennis B.
United States United States
Grown them before and the

Grown them before and the are great although like everything else this spring, having a little trouble getting the seeds to germinate.