PlantsCantaloupes→Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo 'Minnesota Midget')

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Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Spread: 3-3.5 feet
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 75F
Days to germinate: 6-10 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/2 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Space plants 3 feet apart. Pinch out growing point when 5 leaves have formed.
Pollinators: Various insects

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 5, 2013 11:37 AM

Minnesota Midget is very easy to grow and is a fuss-free cantaloupe. Small fruits set abundantly. The taste is good -- not divine, but good. No powdery mildew issues.

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Posted by janelp_lee (Toronto, Ontario - Zone 6a) on Dec 30, 2019 12:49 PM

This variety is a small size for just one person. It is a melon with nice texture, juicy and fragrant, but a lack of sweetness, almost bland. Easy to grow and high yield. I would suggest growing this and a regular sweet one for pollination to hybridize and hope to get a melon with good balance.

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