This very small, very early heirloom melon was introduced in Minnesota in 1948. Measuring just 4 inches across, Minnesota Midget’s grow on compact, 3 to 4-foot vines and produce good yields. (65 days)
Melons need fertile soil and abundant heat to reach perfection. Sow in place about two weeks after last frost. Plant seed about one inch deep, 12 inches apart, in rows 5 feet apart. May also plant in hills, 4 to 5 seeds per hill, with hills about 5 feet apart.
In short-season climates, grow transplants indoors, starting 1 week before last frost date and set out about 2 to 3 weeks after sowing; never let transplants become root-bound in their container.