WATERMELON

Family: CUCURBITACEAE

1. Crop common name: WATERMELON
2. Specific name: Citrullus lanatus
3. Variety/s: Crimsom sweet, Charleston Gray & Sugar baby
4. Variety type: Hybrids
5. Maturity period: 90-100days
6. Grain/Fruit/Leave colour:
External colour Internal colour
Crimsom sweet Bright green Vivid red
Charleston Gray Light gray green Bright red
Sugar baby Dark green Bright red
7. Areas successfully cultivated: Suitable for outdoor cultivation (rainfed and irrigated areas)
8. Specific resistances: Adapted to hot climate, tolerant to droughts, water melon virus,   Anthracnose as well tolerant to melon beetle and Downey mildew

 

 

SEEDS UNIT PER GRAM

 

SOW (KG/HA)

 

DEPTH OF SOWING

 (CM)

 

DISTANCE (CM)

 

GERMINATION (DAYS)

 

DIRECT SOWING

 

TRANSPLANT

 

ROW –ROW

 

PLANT –PLANT

 

10-15

 

2,5-3,5

 

1-1,5

 

2-4

 

115-160

 

85-120

 

10-12