2019 Melon Cultigen Studies are Published

— Written By Keith Starke and last updated by Mary Lorscheider
Melon Field

2019 Melon Field at Clayton, NC

Orange flesh and specialty melon cultigen evaluation studies were conducted at the Central Crops Research Station in Clayton, NC in the summer of 2019. It is estimated that 3,000 to 4,000 acres of melons are produced in North Carolina each year. Several new cultigens were evaluated in this melon field study that included 18 advanced lines or cultivar entries (cultigens) from eight seed companies and one University.

All entries were evaluated for yields, earliness, and various other qualities. View the 2019 Variety Trial evaluation results.