Mini Love Hybrid Watermelon Seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #52724-PK-P1


Compact plant, delicious fruit

Days to Maturity: 80 from direct sow; 70 from transplant

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2017

Growing watermelons on the deck may sound like a joke, but with Mini Love, it is possible. This award-winning hybrid is super compact, so instead of the usual sprawling vines, you get a compact 3-foot by 3-foot spread, healthy foliage and flowers, and up to half a dozen delicious fruit on every plant.

The secret is terrific disease resistance. Mini Love stands up to anthracnose, a scourge of many other watermelon varieties, and the fruit has a thin rind that is strong enough to resist cracking and splitting. Within, the flesh is juicy sweet, dark red, aromatic, and simply mouthwatering.

Mini Love sets about 4 to 6 striped green-on-green melons per plant. Each weighs between 7 and 9 pounds, with a shape that varies from oval to round. Just right for two people, this is a melon you can actually finish without having to refrigerate. And believe us, you will want to devour every bite.

Awarded a national All-America Selection, Mini Love is certain to delight. Give it a try this season, and we predict you will be amazed by how much space you save in the garden (or on the patio) and how much you love having smaller, more manageable fruit. Mini Love is out to win you over.

Sow direct when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. If planting in the garden, sow the seeds in raised hills or rows 3 inches high. Thin to 3 plants per hill 3 feet apart, or 1 plant per foot in rows. If planting in containers, sow several seeds in a raised hill at the center of the plant, thinning to one plant per pot. For earlier fruit, seeds may be started indoors.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Citrullus
Species lanatus
Variety Mini Love Hybrid
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Days to Maturity 80
Fruit Color Green
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 3 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Direct Sow, Edible
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Anthracnose, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 8 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

January 22, 2019

Surprise Success

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I live in western MA and decided to add watermelons to my garden last season. I chose these seeds. My initial plan was to sow these in an area I created just for these melons. Unfortunately it rained heavy and often here. It was not good for melons and pumpkins but fearing disappointment I made a desperate call to move two melon plants to a raised bed with loose good draining soil. I was rewarded with two excellent watermelons. The others did not work out as I feared and the pumpkins ended up rotting early. I've learned several lessons moving forward. I believe these to be top notch seeds that once I replicate the conditions of the raised bed will flourish and provide much more than two melons.

Tony from MA
September 25, 2018

Super Productive Miniature Fruits

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These were surprisingly productive in pots on a small patio. I tried 2 small growing watermelon varieties and Mini Love was the star of the show. The fruit are pretty standard in terms of taste and smell. The fruits are small, personal sized watermelons and tend to reach sizes a bit smaller than a volley ball. The small vines appear to produce large quantities of fruit throughout the hottest parts of the year. One packet of seed was enough to leave me so many fruits that I was begging people to take them away. The only downside to watermelons in my situation was that they are heavy drinkers. In containers, I had to water 2 - 3 times a day in the height of the summer, otherwise these plants would wilt quickly. Overall, this seems to be a great container watermelon if you can keep up with the watering and you're sure you won't get tired of watermelon around mid-summer.

B from NC
July 29, 2018

Great plant,,,a keeper!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love this watermelon. It is sweet and small. I started all four of my plants indoors and all survived the transplant into the garden and only one didn't produce pollinated fruit (grown in a large pot). I had two plants that were trellised. I noticed when they are trellised they take longer to ripen and they will give only one watermelon per plant. The second plant I trellised, one watermelon vine was trellised and had a watermelon and the other vine I later let ramble and another watermelon grew and is ready to harvest before the watermelon that was already on the trellised vine. I recommend allowing the vines to ramble for more watermelons and better ripening time. I noticed squash bugs on the plants but no damage from them. There were probably aphids on the leaf due to the large ant population crawling on one of the plants, which might be due to its location. Great plant,,,a keeper!

Patty Pansy from GA
February 15, 2018


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars


September 20, 2017

Amazing little watermelons

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Got 6 watermelons from two plants I raised. Watermelons formed at 5 to 6 ft from mound. First watermelon I picked, and they are of extremely good flavor and with few seeds. I would honestly say this is the best watermelon I have ever seen for a home garden. Just wish the seeds were not so expensive. Wish I could post pics.

Tom-M from VA

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