WATERMELON (Citrullus lanatus L.)
WATERMELON(Citrullus lanatus L.)WATERMELON
|Variety||Maturity||Fruits||Seed size / colour||Disease tolerance||Remarks|
|CHARLESTON GREY||Mid early||Oblong||60 x 25 cm||12 kg||Light green with darker veins; hard||Bright red; smooth, firm and sweet||Large / Brown mottled||F A||Standard variety. Excellent shipper.|
|CONGO||Mid late||Oblong||45 x 30 cm||14 kg||Medium green with darker stripes; very thick||Red; firm and sweet||Cream with brown tips||A||Productive. Good shipper.|
|CRIMSON SWEET||Mid early||Round to slightly elongated||30 x 25 cm||11 kg||Distinct light and dark green stripes; tough||Vivid red; very sweet; exquisite quality||Medium size / Mottled dark brown||F A||Good shipper. Excellent disease resistance.|
|GREYBELLE||Early||Nearly round||25 x 20 cm||7 kg||Light grey green with darker veins||Dark pink||Medium size / Brown||A||Popular variety in Northern Africa.|
|JUBILEE||Mid late||Oblong||60 x 30 cm||12 kg||Light green back-ground with distinct darker stripes||Bright red; with sweet excellent flavour and colour||Large / Black-brown||F A||Good shipper.|
|SUGAR BABY||Early||Round||Ø 20 cm||4 kg||Dark green with distinct veins; tough||Bright red; finely grained sweet texture||Small / Dark brown||-||Very early, compact standard variety.|
F Fusarium wilt
There are several races of each disease.
Varieties may be resistant or tolerant to only the given race(s).