This is personal size heirloom cantaloupe will grow fast cold tolerant will ripen in almost any climate your homestead needs this melon so at least you a have a neat story to tell about its history the Minnesota midget. Melon is native to Minnesota. We all no that's a really cold area can snow in summer somehow this melon adapted to its climate. And as with most heirloom s. Its a little more forgiving on weather .. Soil quality happy growing !!!