This is a personal-sized, Heirloom cantaloupe, that will grow fast. These cantaloupes are cold tolerant and will ripen in almost any climate. Your homestead needs this melon, and you will have a neat story to tell about its history. The Minnesota Midget melon is native to Minnesota; now, we all know that's a really cold area and can have snow in the Summer. Somehow, this melon adapted to that cold climate. And as with most Heirlooms, it's a little more forgiving on weather. Soil quality seeds--happy growing !!!