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Product Description:

70-80 days. Delightfully sweet with a tropical twist, these mini melons are just right for 2 servings. The hard-working plants offer high yields of 1 pound, pale yellow-skinned melons with deep orange flesh offset with a green outer ring. Developed from a Charentais/Ananas cross, bringing out the best in both! AB, F 1–2, PM 1
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Fun small melon

These did ok in my raised bed garden. They were tasty and were small as promised. These plants didn't produce as many as the Minnesota midge but wondering if the midge just stunted it's growth! Will try again next year and separate the two!

Ron G.
Vigorous but lacking flavor this year

I have grown these many times in the past but always inside a greenhouse where the flavor was outstanding. This year, I put them in a raised bed outdoors and while the amount of melons was spectacular, the flavor/sugar content was disappointing as compared to the past. Our Summer was long and hot this year and the other melons were quite sweet. These, not so much.

Vigorous vines, lots of fruit

8b, full sun, raised beds - these plants were unstoppable. Every seed germinated. They outgrew their own 8x4 bed, trailed across the 3 foot paths on either side, and then up into the beds on either side. I did eventually cut them back. Produced 8 or more fruit per plant.

Soil Temp for Germ 70–85°F
Seed Depth ½"
Days to Emergence 3–10
Soil Temp for Transp 60°F
Plant Spacing 3–4'
Row Spacing 5–6'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 20–40
Seed Life 3 years

Melons: Cucumis melo
Watermelons: Citrullus lanatus

The sweet succulence of summer-ripe melons is irresistibly tempting, but the health benefits of these luscious fruits shouldn't be overlooked. Look to red-fleshed melons to fortify the heart and urinary tract. Yellow and orange flesh types provide support to the immune system, heart and vision. Green-fleshed varieties promote strong bones and teeth as well as vision health. We've selected varieties that are successful in both southern and northern gardens.

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

• Melons and watermelons perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Apply 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost to each plant
• Watermelons are less tolerant of cool conditions than melons — the use of plastic mulch or floating row cover is highly recommended
• Monitor the temperature under the row covers on hot days, especially early in the season
• Remove covers prior to flowering for pollination

Direct Sowing
• Soil temperature is critical for good germination and only recommended in warmer climates

• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Grow the seedlings under dry, warm conditions
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots
• Fertilize seedlings with a balanced liquid fertilizer, such as Age Old Grow

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Cucumber beetles
• Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
• Common diseases: Bacterial wilt and powdery mildew
• Disease control: Zonix
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, avoid overhead watering

Harvest & Storage
• Cantaloupe will easily slip from vine when ripe
• With other melons, check the leaf where fruit is attached to the vine — fruit is mature when this leaf begins to yellow
• Watermelons are ready for harvest when the tendril closest to the fruit is dry and brown or when the bottom side of the fruit is yellow
• Melons and watermelons will not ripen off vine
• Pick in the cool of the day and chill quickly
• Melons: store at 40°F and 95% relative humidity
• Watermelons: store at 50-60°F and 85% relative humidity

A | Anthracnose
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
F* | Fusarium Wilt
MNSV | Melon Necrotic Spot Virus
PM* | Powdery Mildew
PRV | Papaya Ringspot Virus
WMV | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
ZYMV | Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
*Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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