Cantaloupe - Minnesota Midget
This is an Heirloom melon that won an award from the All America Selections back in 1933 for it's amazing taste. You can expect fruit in about 80 days from planting. The plant makes 3- 4 lb cantaloupes and you can expect about 5-7 fruits per plant. This variety of Cantaloupe is resistant to fusarium wilt.
When to Plant:
- North Florida: Feb - Mar
- Central Florida: Feb
- South Florida Dec- Fab
Planting instructions: Plant in a spot with full sun and well-draining soil. Give each plant 18” of space between each other. Sow directly into the garden or start transplants undercover. Plant seeds about ½ “ deep and water regularly.
Germination time: 5 - 10 Days
Days to Maturity: 80 days
Number of seeds per pack: 30-40
For a more detailed dive into growing Cantaloupe in Florida check out this guide that I wrote.