Melon, Minnesota Midget
(Cucumis melo) This compact melon is an excellent variety for northern gardeners. This extra-early variety of melon was bred by the University of Minnesota at St. Paul in 1948 and introduced by Farmer Seed and Nursery Company.
Melons were developed and domesticated in Africa and Asia. Europeans settling in the Americas are recorded growing honeydew and casaba melons in the 17th century.
This is also a great variety for small gardens as vines rarely grow over 3 feet and fruits grow to 9 inches with juicy, super-sweet orange flesh, but are often smaller than that. This is a very early melon and one of the few we have been able to grow successfully here. The small size of these melons makes them ideal for individuals or small families.
Resistant to fusarium wilt (75 days)