Maturity: 70 days
These early heirloom cantaloupes were introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1948. Measuring just 4" across, their small size is perfect personal size, enjoying the sweet orange flesh all to yourself. Compact 4' vines will trail along and can be heavy producers in a good hot summer but Minnesota Midget is one of our more challenging plants to grow. Not beginner friendly and needs to be grown under covering to produce reliably.
Melons need to be hand pollinated if grown without insects present such as inside a hoop house or greenhouse.