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NC State Extension

2017 Watermelon cultivar Evaluation Trial

Horticulture Series #221

booklet coverPrinciple Investigators: Jonathan R. Schultheis, Professor and Vegetable Extension Specialist & Keith D. Starke, Research Associate, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609. Disclaimer: This publication presents data from the standard size and mini watermelon cultivar evaluation trials conducted during 2017. Information in this report is believed to be reliable but should not be relied upon as a sole source of information. Limited accompanying detail is included but excludes some pertinent information, which may aid interpretation.

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General Cultural Practices

The watermelon trials were grown on black plastic mulch and fertigated with drip tube. Pesticides used on all plots were chemicals labeled for that crop, (2017 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual.

Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Rodney Mozingo (Superintendent) and Wesley Hairre (Horticulture Supervisor), Horticultural Crops Research Station, Clinton, NC, as well as, the personnel at the research station for their help in establishing, maintaining, and harvesting the cultivar evaluation trials. We want to acknowledge the following summer employees for their assistance with the trials: Stephen Bajorek, Shannon Dexter, Elizabeth Indermaur, Katherine Phillips, as well as, graduate students; Fernando Montero De Espinosa and Marlee Trandel. The cooperation and support of Bayer Crop Science; DP Seeds; Hazera; HM Clause; K&B Seed Company; Origene Seeds; Sakata Seed Company; Seedway; Seigers; Seminis; and Syngenta Seeds, Inc. were also appreciated.

Introduction

Growing conditions for the 2017 watermelon crop were generally very favorable throughout the season. North Carolina has shown a modest increase in watermelon production from 2012 to 2015 where the average harvested acreage was (5,733 acres) and in 2016 harvested acreage was reported at 6,300 acres. North Carolina ranks #7 among watermelon producing states and represents 6% of the U.S. acreage which totaled 113,000 acres in 2016. This translates into $34.772 million in economic value to North Carolina, an increase from $32.364 million in 2015. Read more in the USDA Crop Value 2016 summary.

On average, watermelon fruit were slightly larger in the 2017 crop leading to greater supply of 30 and 36 count size categories and lesser availability of smaller (60 count) watermelon throughout the season (P. Westerbeek, personal communication). Recent reports indicate that standard size watermelon (wholes) still account for 80% of the US market followed by mini watermelon (10%) and cut watermelon (10%). Read more in the article from Fresh Fruit Portal:

Mixed picture for North American watermelon supply in 2017

Materials and Methods

Once all seed were received from participating companies, they were planted into 72 cell Poly trays to grow transplants (Hummert Int.; Earth City, MO). Seeds of standard size cultigens were sown on 18 April 2017. The planting medium used was “Fine Germinating Mix”, a commercial soilless mix (SunGro, Agawam, MA). Approximately 3 weeks after seeding, transplants were placed in a “hardening” greenhouse for about one week before being established in the field. Standard size triploids were established in the field on 15 May 2017. Round-Up herbicide (1qt/ac) was applied to the entire area on 27 January 2017. The field was disced on 21 March 2017 and preplant fertilizer was applied on 27 March 2017 using the following fertilizer sources and rates (Broadcast Equivalent): 0-0-22 (200 lbs/acre), 6-3-18 (500 lbs/acre), 15.5-0-0 (200 lbs/acre), 0-0-50 (300 lbs/acre) and 0-46-0 (200 lbs/acre). On 10 April 2017, the field was fumigated with Pic-Clor60 at a rate of 260 lbs/acre (Broadcast Equivalent). Black polyethylene plastic (1.25 mil thick high density plastic film, 60 inches wide; B.B. Hobbs, Clinton, NC) was laid on 9 April 2017. Plot size for standard triploid size watermelons was 1 row, 10 plants per plot, 25 feet long with 10 foot alleys between plots. In most cases, plots with missing plants were replanted approximately 7 days after planting to achieve 100 % plant stand. ‘Ace Plus’ (2 plants/plot) and ‘SP-6’ (2 plants/plot) were used as diploid pollinizer (4 total plants/plot) in the 2017 growing season. Row middles were 10 feet for all watermelon types and in-row spacing was 2.50 feet for the standard size triploid watermelons. Drip tape (NETAFIM, 12 inch spacing, 0.24 gph; NETAFIM, Tel Aviv, Israel) was installed underneath the plastic mulch and was utilized to fertigate the crop throughout the growing season. The following herbicides were applied to row middles on 9 May 2017; Gramoxone (1qt/ac), Strategy (5pt/ac), Sandea (1oz/ac), Sinbar (4oz/ac). A subsequent application of Gramoxone (1qt/ac) was spot sprayed on weed escapes.

Irrigation was initially applied through drip tape on 9 May 2017 and similarly on the following dates; 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 and 29 May 2017; 2, 12, 14, 28 and 30 June 2017; 3, 11, 14, 18, 21, 26, 28 and 31 July 2017; 3, 4 and 21 August 2017. Insecticides Asana (8oz/ac), Diazinon (1qt/ac), Sevin (1pt/ac), and Radiant (8oz/ac) were rotated and applied as a preventive measure on the following dates; 18 May 2017; 2, 16, 29 June 2017; 6, 21, 27 July 2017; 3, 15 August 2017. Insecticide products were rotated to avoid potential development of insect resistance. Liquid fertilizer with 7-0-7 analysis was initially applied through drip tape on 25 May 2017 and similarly on the following dates; 31 May 2017; 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19, 22, 26, 27, and 29 June 2017; 5, 7, 10, 12, and 19 July 2017; 2 and 10 August 2017. A total of 79 lbs/ac N and 79 lbs/ac K were applied via fertigation throughout the growing season. Cumulative totals of applied fertilizer for the growing season were: 112 N lbs/ac, 58 P lbs/ac, 234 K lbs/ac, respectively. Soil tests indicated that soil phosphorus levels were low therefore, 0-46-0 fertilizer was applied preplant. No additional phosphorus was applied during the season. Fungicides were initially applied on 2 June 2017 and similarly on the following dates: 16 and 29 June 2017; 6, 21, 27 July; 3 and 15 August. The following fungicides were rotated to avoid potential development of resistance from diseases; Bravo (1qt/ac), Cabrio (10oz/ac), Copper (1lb/ac), Inspire (16oz/ac), Manzate (3lb/ac), Presidio (4oz/ac), Previcur Flex (1.2pt/ac), Quadris (6oz/ac), Revus (8oz/ac), and Tanos (8oz/ac). Disease pressure was minimal throughout the season and overall plant health supported good crop yields. Each fruit was harvested when ripe, weighed and categorized statistically by size category. Standard size triploid watermelon harvests (5) took place on: 18 and 25 July 2017; 1, 8 and 22 August 2017. For the triploid standard size watermelon test, fruits were placed in the following categories: ≤ 9.0 lbs, 9.1 – 13.5 lbs, 13.6 – 17.5 lbs, 17.6 – 21.4 lbs, and ≥ 21.5 lbs. Fruits were considered marketable if they weighed 9.1 lbs or more. Fruit are often commercially marketed by number or count per bin with 9.1-13.5 lbs fruit termed 60-count, 13.6 – 17.5 lbs fruit termed 45 count, 17.6 – 21.4 lbs fruit termed 36-count, and fruit 21.5 lbs or larger termed 30-count. We used these weight designations to categorize the harvested fruits in this study. The most popular standard triploid fruit size has typically ranged from 12-16 lbs. Mini triploid watermelon were established in the field on 11 May 2017. Plot size for mini triploid size watermelons was 1 row, 8 plants per plot, 15 feet long with 8-foot alleys between plots. ‘Ace Plus’ (2 plants/plot) and ‘SP-6’ (2 plants/plot) were used as diploid pollinizer (4 total plants/plot) in the 2017 growing season. Row middles were 10 feet for all watermelon types and in-row spacing was 1.88 feet for the mini size triploid watermelons. Mini triploid watermelon harvests (6) occurred on: 11, 19 and 26 July 2017; 1, 8 and 22 August 2017. For the mini triploid watermelon test, fruits were placed in the following categories: ≤ 3.0 lbs, 3.1 – 7.0 lbs, 7.1 – 9.0 lbs, and ≥ 9.1 lbs. Evaluations of each watermelon entry included yield, fruit size, production earliness, soluble solids, using a handheld digital refractometer, fruit shape and size, exterior and interior descriptions (rind pattern, length/width ration, seed trace size, occurrence of hard seeds, hollow heart incidence and severity, and flesh color), and interior flesh firmness. Hard seed in triploid fruit was determined according to the USDA standards. Fruits were cut longitudinally in half, and then these halves were cut laterally. The number of hard seeds exposed on the cut surface were counted and recorded.

This is the fifth year we have rated for hard seeds according to the USDA standards. Flesh firmness was taken by using a Penetrometer FT 011 with a 7/16” plunger tip, (QA Supplies LLC, Norfolk, Va.), and recorded in pounds. Samples were obtained by cutting the center of the fruit from the stem to blossom end. Pressure was then taken in five areas of the fruit; stem end, top side, ground spot side, blossom end, and center. Pressure was not taken on fruit with hollow heart. The reported measures on flesh firmness are an average of the five sample areas and are an average value taken for five fruit per plot or 20 fruit per cultigen. Most of the quality measurements were taken at the first or second harvests.

Financial Support

In addition to seed companies, this research was supported by the College of Life and Agricultural Sciences, North Carolina Agriculture Research, and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Services.

Table 1. Triploid Red-Flesh Watermelon Seed Sources and Descriptions; 2017.

Entry No.
Cultigen
Company
Description
1 7187 HQ Bayer
Cropscience
Indistinct, medium width, medium-dark green stripes on light green background; oval/short blocky shape; sizes range from large to small sized fruit (36 to 60 cnt).
2 7197 HQ Bayer
Cropscience
Indistinct, medium width, medium to dark green
stripes on light green background; oval/short blocky shapes; sizes mainly (45 & 60 cnt).
3 9601 HQ Bayer
Cropscience
Fairly distinct, medium width, dark green stripes on light green background; mainly long round shape; sizes primarily medium to large and uniform in size
4 9651HQ Bayer
Cropscience
Indistinct, medium width, medium to dark green
stripes on light green background; oval/short blocky
shapes; sizes mainly (45 & 60 cnt).
5 Bottle Rocket Seminis Indistinct medium width, mainly dark green stripes on light green background; mainly blocky shape (80%) and some small round smaller sized fruit; sizes mainly large (36 cnt).
6 Captivation Syngenta Indistinct, medium width mainly dark green stripes on light green background. Blocky/oval shapes; sizes mainly medium to large (36 to 45 cnt).
7 Charismatic Sakata Indistinct, medium width medium to dark green stripe with light to medium green background; mainly short round shapes; size variable. (36 to 60 cnt).
8 Crunchy Red  HM Clause  Elongated shape, blocky. Indistinct, medium to dark green stripes, medium width on light green
background.
9 Embasy Bayer Cropscience Indistinct, medium wide, medium to dark green stripes on a light green background; slightly oval to round.
10 Exclamation Syngenta Fairly distinct, medium width, medium to dark green
stripes on a light green background, short blocky
shapes or round; sizes mainly medium to large.
11 Excursion Syngenta Indistinct, medium width medium to dark green stripes with light to medium green backround; medium to large sized fruit (36 to 45 cnt).
12 Fascination Syngenta Indistinct, medium to large width, dark green stripes on light green background; oval shape in large fruit and long round in smaller fruits; size mainly medium to large.
13 FWT6008 Sakata Indistinct, medium width. Medium to dark green stripes with light to medium green background. Oval to oblong shape. Medium to large sized fruit (30 to 45 cnt).
14 FWT6009 Sakata Indistinct, medium width, medium green stripe with light green background. Medium to large fruit, mainly blocky to oval shaped fruit; however, does produce smaller round fruit (30 to 45 cnt).
15 Joy Ride Seminis Indistinct, medium width, medium dark green stripes on light green background. Medium sized fruit with oval to round shape (36 to 45 cnt).
16 KB 10770 K & B Seed Company Indistinct medium to wide dark green stripes with light to medium green background. Mostly medium sized oval fruit to few smaller round fruit (36 to 45 cnt).
17 Kingman Sakata Indistinct, medium wide, medium to dark green stripes on a light green background; long round or oval shapes; smaller fruit are round; fruit size variable from small to large.
18 18 Lemon Ice DP Seeds Distinct, narrow, medium to dark green stripe on light green background. Yellow flesh color. Mainly medium to smaller fruit (36 to 60 cnt).
19 Maxima Origene Indistinct, dark green on a light to dark green background. Shape is round to longer than round.
20 Neptune Seedway Indistinct medium width, medium dark green stripe on a light background. Sizes range from medium to smaller round fruit (36 to 60 cnt).
21 ORS6151 Origene Indistinct, medium width, very dark green stripe on
medium green background; fruit are oval to round; medium to large sized fruit (36 to 45 cnt).
22 ORS6253 Origene Indistinct, medium width medium green stripe on light green background. Small to medium sized fruit; mostly round to slightly longer than round (36 to 60 cnt).
23 ORS6260 Origene Indistinct medium to wide dark green stripes on medium green background; fruit size are medium to large; fruit shape are large oval (30 to 36 cnt).
24 ORS6305 Origene Indistinct medium to large green stripe on light green background. Fruit size consistant in small to medium with some larger; fruit shape tends to be round.
25 PeeDee Sweet DP Seed Distinct green stripe on light green background. Fruit are round and small to medium in size (36 to 60 cnt).
26 Poseidon Seedway Indistinct medium width dark green stripes with light green background. Mostly medium sized fruit; shapes round to slightly oval – oblong (36 to 45 cnt).
27 Road Trip Seminis Indistinct medium width stripe on light to medium green background; fruit are oval.
28 Secretariat Sakata Indistinct medium to light green background; round to long round or oval.
29 Sugar Fresh Syngenta Indistinct dark green stripe on light green background, fruit tend to be round to slightly long oval in shape. Consistant small to medium sized fruit (36 to 60 cnt).
30 Summer Breeze Seminis Indistinct medium dark green stripes. Medium width on light green background. Shape long, round, and oval, size small to large.
31 SV0241WA Seminis Indistinct green stripe on light green background. Shapes are mainly oval or blocky. Medium and large fruit, small fruit are more round (36 to 45 cnt).
32 SV3105WA (Tailgate) Seminis Indistinct, medium to wide width dark green stripe with light green background. Fruit are small to medium size; fruit are round to oval (36 to 45 cnt).
33 Sweet Dawn Syngenta Indistinct, medium to dark green width stripe on light to medium green background. Large fruit more oval; small fruit more round.
34 Traveller HM Clause Indistinct green stripe on light green background; small to medium sized fruit. Mostly oval in shape, smaller fruit tend to be more round (36 to 60 cnt).
35 Troubador HM Clause Distinct, narrow to medium width dark green stripe on light green background. Fruit are mostly small to medium size. Fruit are slightly oval; smaller fruit tend to be more round than oval (36 to 60 cnt).
36 Turnpike HM Clause Distinct medium width with medium to dark green stripe on light green background. Fruit are consistent, medium size; mostly round to slightly oval shape (36 to 60 cnt).
37 Unbridled Sakata Indistinct, medium width dark green stripe shadowed by medium to dark green on a medium green background. Fruit mostly round. Size varies small to large.
38 Warrior Bayer Crop Science Indistinct, medium to wide width dark green stripe on medium green background. Oval or blocky fruit. Size varies small to large.
39 WDL2413 Syngenta Indistinct green stripe on light green background; small to medium sized fruit. Mostly oval in shape, smaller fruit tend to be more round (36 to 60 cnt).

Table 2. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit weight, (cwt.), per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size¹ for harvest 1 and 2. Clinton, NC 2017

Cwt. (x100) by size
Average 7 42 91 87 73 289 286
LSD (0.05) 15 47 65 77 80 119 121
Cultivar
 ≤ 9.0
9.1 -13.5
13.6 -17.5
17.6 -21.4
 ≥ 21.5
Total Fruit
Wt. / Acre
Mkt. Fruit
Wt./Acre²
7187HQ 4 46 101 67 104 322 318
7197HQ 11 34 126 57 81 309 298
9601HQ 46 126 93 94 358 358
9651HQ 31 88 119 75 313 313
Bottle Rocket 7 25 87 151 187 458 451
Captivation 45 83 109 110 347 347
Charismatic 4 39 89 161 55 348 344
Crunchy Red 27 26 60 42 155 155
Embasy 14 32 96 75 51 267 253
Exclamation 2 25 56 113 152 347 345
Excursion 11 54 129 134 329 329
Fascination 76 95 114 20 306 306
FWT6008 7 26 121 93 42 288 281
FWT6009 17 111 111 32 270 270
Joy Ride 0 26 78 92 133 329 329
KB10770 2 16 71 102 45 235 233
Kingman 7 58 94 60 47 266 259
Lemon Ice 12 149 98 32 292 280
Maxima 16 26 44 43 128 128
Neptune 11 65 130 83 11 299 288
ORS6151 3 53 150 58 264 261
ORS6253 4 19 55 118 31 226 223
ORS6260 41 42 117 200 200
ORS6305 3 9 26 51 67 156 153
PeeDee Sweet 28 41 102 85 54 309 281
Poseidon 100 138 33 270 270
Road Trip 32 117 117 41 308 308
Secretariat 33 81 87 20 221 221
Sugar Fresh 4 62 105 148 74 393 389
Summer Breeze 32 87 140 62 321 321
SV0241WA 6 75 105 49 80 316 309
SV3105WA 7 17 116 111 63 314 307
Sweet Dawn 31 105 49 149 333 333
Traveller 4 90 123 43 20 279 276
Troubador 7 82 68 50 29 235 228
Turnpike 21 103 77 43 244 244
Unbridled 41 118 110 61 330 330
Warrior 10 73 42 182 307 307
WDL2413 42 84 107 65 298 298

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-6 pollenizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 5, 7 and 10, (4 pollenizer plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.
²Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.


Table 3. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Bin boxes per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size¹ for harvest 1-2. Clinton, NC 2017.

Bin boxes / acre by size grade²    % Total Yield by count (TYC) 4
Average 1 6 13 12 10 41 25 30 31 15 17.2
LSD (0.05) 2 7 9 11 12 17 2.7
Cultivar
9.0
9.1-
13.5
13.6-
17.5
17.6-
21.4
21.5
Mkt. Bins/ Acre ³
%
TYC
30
%
TYC
36
%
TYC
45
%
TYC
60
Avg. lb./ fruit
7187HQ 1 7 15 10 15 46 32 21 31 14 17.4
7197HQ 2 5 18 8 12 43 26 19 41 11 16.3
9601HQ 7 18 13 13 51 26 26 35 13 17.5
9651HQ 5 13 17 11 45 24 38 28 10 18.1
Bottle Rocket 1 4 12 22 27 64 41 33 19 6 19.2
Captivation 7 12 16 16 50 32 31 24 13 18.3
Charismatic 1 6 13 23 8 49 16 46 26 11 17.3
Crunchy Red 4 4 9 6 22 27 39 17 17 17.5
Embasy 2 5 14 11 7 36 19 28 36 12 15.9
Exclamation 0 4 8 16 22 49 44 32 16 7 19.8
Excursion 2 8 18 19 47 41 39 16 3 20.5
Fascination 11 14 16 3 44 7 37 31 25 15.7
FWT6008 1 4 17 13 6 40 14 32 42 9 16.5
FWT6009 2 16 16 5 39 12 41 41 6 17.9
Joy Ride 0 4 11 13 19 47 40 28 24 8 18.9
KB10770 0 2 10 15 6 33 19 43 30 7 17.9
Kingman 1 8 13 9 7 37 18 23 35 22 16.0
Lemon Ice 2 21 14 5 40 11 34 51 13.0
Maxima 2 4 6 6 18 33 35 20 12 18.6
Neptune 2 9 19 12 2 41 4 28 43 22 15.1
ORS6151 1 8 22 8 37 22 57 20 15.2
ORS6253 1 3 8 17 4 32 14 52 24 8 17.1
ORS6260 6 6 17 29 58 21 21 21.2
ORS6305 0 1 4 7 10 22 43 32 17 6 17.3
PeeDee Sweet 4 6 15 12 8 40 17 27 33 13 15.8
Poseidon 14 20 5 39 12 51 37 14.4
Road Trip 5 17 17 6 44 13 38 38 10 17.5
Secretariat 5 12 12 3 32 9 39 37 15 16.5
Sugar Fresh 1 9 15 21 11 56 19 38 27 16 17.2
Summer Breeze 5 13 20 9 46 19 44 27 10 17.6
SV0241WA 1 11 15 7 11 44 25 16 33 24 15.7
SV3105WA 1 2 17 16 9 44 20 35 37 5 17.7
Sweet Dawn 4 15 7 21 48 45 15 32 9 18.4
Traveller 1 13 18 6 3 39 7 15 44 32 14.6
Troubador 1 12 10 7 4 33 12 21 29 35 14.5
Turnpike 3 15 11 6 35 18 31 42 9 17.7
Unbridled 6 17 16 9 47 19 33 36 12 17.2
Warrior 1 11 6 26 44 59 14 24 3 20.0
WDL2413 6 12 15 9 43 22 36 28 14 17.6

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-6 pollenizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 5, 7 and 10, (4 pollenizer plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.
²Values were determined based upon 700 lb bin box weight.
³Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.
⁴Culls (≤ 9.0 lbs) are included in calculation for total yield by count for each respective bin category therefore total will not equal 100 percent.


Table 4. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for harvest 1-2 by various weight classes (per acre) including fruit number per plant. Clinton, NC 2017.

Average – – 91 358 581 449 286 1700 1651 1.0
LSD(0.05) – – 191 410 415 397 324 688 704 0.4
Cultivar
Rank¹
≤9.0
9.1 – 13.5
13.6-
17.5
17.6-
21.4
≥ 21.5
Total
number
Total Mkt. No. ²
Fruit No. / Plant
7187HQ 13 44 392 653 349 104 1873 1830 1.1
7197HQ 17 131 305 784 305 349 1873 1742 1.1
9601HQ 4 392 784 479 392 2047 2047 1.2
9651HQ 18 261 566 610 305 1742 1742 1.0
Bottle Rocket 1 87 218 566 784 741 2396 2309 1.4
Captivation 7 392 523 566 436 1917 1917 1.1
Charismatic 5 44 349 566 828 218 2004 1960 1.2
Crunchy Red 37 218 174 305 174 871 871 0.5
Embasy 31 174 261 610 392 218 1655 1481 1.0
Exclamation 19 44 218 349 566 610 1786 1742 1.0
Excursion 26 87 349 653 523 1612 1612 0.9
Fascination 6 653 610 610 87 1960 1960 1.1
FWT6008 24 87 218 784 479 174 1742 1655 1.0
FWT6009 28 131 697 566 131 1525 1525 0.9
Joy Ride 20 44 218 479 479 523 1742 1699 1.0
KB10770 34 44 131 436 523 174 1307 1263 0.8
Kingman 27 87 479 610 305 174 1655 1568 1.0
Lemon Ice 3 174 1307 653 174 2309 2134 1.3
Maxima 39 131 174 218 174 697 697 0.0
Neptune 10 131 566 828 436 44 2004 1873 1.2
ORS6151 21 44 436 958 305 1742 1699 1.0
ORS6253 35 44 174 349 610 131 1307 1263 0.8
ORS6260 36 261 218 436 915 915 0.5
ORS6305 38 44 87 174 261 261 828 784 0.5
PeeDee Sweet 25 349 349 653 436 218 2004 1655 1.2
Poseidon 11 828 871 174 1873 1873 1.1
Road Trip 16 261 741 610 174 1786 1786 1.0
Secretariat 33 261 523 436 87 1307 1307 1.0
Sugar Fresh 2 44 523 653 784 305 2309 2265 1.3
Summer Breeze 14 261 566 741 261 1830 1830 1.1
SV0241WA 8 87 653 653 261 349 2004 1917 1.2
SV3105WA 22 87 131 741 566 261 1786 1699 1.0
Sweet Dawn 15 261 697 261 610 1830 1830 1.1
Traveller 12 44 784 784 218 87 1917 1873 1.1
Troubador 29 87 697 436 261 131 1612 1525 0.9
Turnpike 32 174 653 392 174 1394 1394 0.8
Unbridled 9 349 741 566 261 1917 1917 1.1
Warrior 30 87 479 218 741 1525 1525 0.9
WDL2413 23 349 523 566 261 1699 1699 1.0

¹ Ranked according to total marketable number.
² Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.


Table 5. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit weight, (cwt.), per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size1 for harvest 3-4. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Average 14 69 84 72 82 319 306
LSD (0.05) 22 70 65 81 89 137 140
Cultivar
≤ 9.0
9.1- 13.5
13.6 –
17.5
17.6 –
21.4
≥ 21.5
Total /
Acre
Mkt /
Acre³
7187HQ 14 97 111 35 104 324 310
7197HQ 4 41 73 120 122 359 356
9601HQ 8 61 183 83 36 370 363
9651HQ . 87 75 70 105 336 336
Bottle Rocket 10 46 82 35 47 219 209
Captivation 21 111 94 76 66 368 347
Charismatic 34 89 106 34 75 338 303
Crunchy Red 16 43 84 110 200 451 436
Embasy 7 76 85 116 44 328 321
Exclamation 16 59 95 66 118 354 337
Excursion . 72 82 58 106 317 317
Fascination 15 61 109 89 29 303 288
FWT6008 12 82 81 133 80 387 376
FWT6009 15 61 95 108 73 352 337
Joy Ride 3 20 98 83 99 303 300
KB10770 8 70 99 117 103 398 390
Kingman 9 51 109 76 40 284 276
Lemon Ice 65 111 52 33 34 294 229
Maxima 7 51 68 160 184 468 461
Neptune 2 98 39 9 30 177 175
ORS6151 13 45 42 102 84 285 273
ORS6253 13 66 97 102 70 348 335
ORS6260 32 13 92 351 487 487
ORS6305 10 40 54 58 175 337 327
PeeDee Sweet 29 64 60 59 64 276 247
Poseidon 17 123 127 25 24 316 298
Road Trip 10 47 82 91 55 285 276
Secretariat 9 82 107 34 34 265 256
Sugar Fresh 72 69 82 42 265 265
Summer Breeze 23 96 90 25 82 317 294
SV0241WA 23 98 96 127 30 373 350
SV3105WA 8 19 55 84 118 285 276
Sweet Dawn 8 41 28 17 22 116 109
Traveller 95 136 50 12 293 293
Troubador 20 146 73 58 10 307 287
Turnpike 10 75 83 17 62 247 236
Unbridled 10 68 96 77 72 322 312
Warrior 9 42 81 40 129 301 292
WDL2413 10 49 81 49 87 276 266

¹ Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-6 pollenizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 5, 7 and 10,
(4 pollenizer plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.
² Ranked according to total marketable weight.
³ Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.


Table 6. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Bin boxes per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size1 for harvest 3-4. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Bin boxes / acre by size grade²   % Total Yield by Count (TYC)⁴
Average 2 10 12 10 14 44 24 22 27 23 16.0
LSD (0.05) 3 10 9 12 13 20 – – – – – – – – 2.7
Cultivar
≤9.0
9.1- 13.5
13.6- 17.5
17.6- 21.4
> 21.5
Mkt. Bins/ acre
% TYC 30
% TYC 36
% TYC 45
% TYC 60
Avg lb./ fruit
7187HQ 2 14 16 5 104 44 21 11 34 30 15.1
7197HQ 1 6 11 17 17 51 34 33 20 11 18.0
9601HQ 1 9 26 12 5 52 10 22 49 16 15.6
9651HQ 13 11 10 15 48 31 21 22 26 16.9
Bottle Rocket 1 7 12 5 7 30 21 16 37 21 15.4
Captivation 3 16 13 11 9 50 18 21 25 30 14.1
Charismatic 5 13 15 5 11 43 22 10 31 26 14.4
Crunchy Red 2 6 12 16 29 62 44 24 19 9 18.9
Embasy 1 11 12 17 6 46 14 35 26 23 15.8
Exclamation 2 8 14 9 17 48 33 19 27 17 16.6
Excursion 10 12 8 15 45 33 18 26 23 17.4
Fascination 2 9 16 13 4 41 10 29 36 20 14.9
FWT6008 2 12 12 19 12 54 21 34 21 21 16.1
FWT6009 2 9 14 16 10 48 21 31 27 17 15.9
Joy Ride 0 3 14 12 14 43 33 27 32 6 18.3
KB10770 1 10 14 17 15 56 26 30 25 18 16.7
Kingman 1 7 16 11 6 39 14 27 38 18 15.6
Lemon Ice 9 16 7 5 5 33 12 11 18 38 11.5
Maxima 1 7 10 23 26 66 39 34 14 11 19.0
Neptune 0 14 6 1 4 25 17 5 22 55 13.3
ORS6151 2 6 6 15 12 39 30 36 15 16 17.0
ORS6253 2 9 14 15 10 48 20 29 28 19 15.6
ORS6260 5 2 13 50 70 72 19 3 7 22.9
ORS6305 2 6 8 8 25 47 52 17 16 12 20.1
PeeDee Sweet 4 9 9 8 9 35 23 21 22 23 14.7
Poseidon 3 18 18 4 3 43 7 8 40 39 13.2
Road Trip 1 7 12 13 8 39 19 32 29 17 16.3
Secretariat 1 12 15 5 5 37 13 13 40 31 14.7
Sugar Fresh 10 10 12 6 38 16 31 26 27 16.0
Summer Breeze 3 14 13 4 12 42 26 8 28 30 14.2
SV0241WA 3 14 14 18 4 50 8 34 26 26 14.9
SV3105WA 1 3 8 12 17 40 41 30 19 7 19.0
Sweet Dawn 1 6 4 3 3 16 19 15 24 36 15.0
Traveller 14 19 7 2 42 4 17 46 32 14.7
Troubador 3 21 10 8 1 41 3 19 24 48 13.2
Turnpike 2 11 12 2 9 34 25 7 34 31 14.9
Unbridled 1 10 14 11 10 45 22 24 30 21 15.5
Warrior 1 6 12 6 19 42 43 13 27 14 17.5
WDL2413 2 7 12 7 12 38 31 18 29 18 16.1

¹ Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-6 pollenizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 5, 7 and 10, (4 pollenizer plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.
² Values were determined based upon 700 lb bin box weight.
³ Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.
⁴ Culls (≤ 9.0 lbs) are included in calculation for total yield by count for each respective bin category therefore total will not equal 100 percent.


Table 7. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for harvest 3-4 by various weight classes (per acre) including fruit number per plant. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Average – – 196 601 545 373 313 2007 1836 1.2
LSD(0.05) – – 298 610 416 421 343 860 851 0.5
Cultivar
Rank¹
≤9.0
9.1- 13.5
13.6- 17.5
17.6- 21.4
21.5
Total No.
Total Mkt. No.²
Fruit No./
Plant
7187HQ 11 174 871 697 174 104 2178 2004 1.3
7197HQ 18 44 349 479 610 479 1960 1917 1.1
9601HQ 3 87 523 1176 436 131 2352 2265 1.4
9651HQ 12 741 479 349 436 2004 2004 1.2
Bottle Rocket 38 131 392 523 174 174 1394 1263 0.8
Captivation 4 305 1002 610 392 261 2570 2265 1.5
Charismatic 17 436 784 697 174 305 2396 1960 1.4
Crunchy Red 7 218 349 523 566 784 2439 2222 1.4
Embasy 13 87 653 566 610 174 2091 2004 1.2
Exclamation 21 261 479 610 349 436 2134 1873 1.2
Excursion 22 610 523 305 392 1830 1830 1.1
Fascination 23 218 523 697 479 131 2047 1830 1.2
FWT6008 5 174 697 523 697 349 2439 2265 1.4
FWT6009 14 218 523 610 566 305 2222 2004 1.3
Joy Ride 27 44 174 653 436 392 1699 1655 1.0
KB10770 2 131 610 653 610 436 2439 2309 1.4
Kingman 24 131 436 697 392 174 1830 1699 1.1
Lemon Ice 25 871 1045 349 174 131 2570 1699 1.5
Maxima 1 87 436 436 828 697 2483 2396 1.5
Neptune 37 44 871 261 44 131 1350 1307 0.8
ORS6151 34 174 392 261 523 349 1699 1525 1.0
ORS6253 15 174 566 653 523 261 2178 2004 1.3
ORS6260 9 261 87 479 1263 2091 2091 1.2
ORS6305 30 131 349 349 305 610 1742 1612 1.0
PeeDee Sweet 35 392 566 392 305 261 1917 1525 1.1
Poseidon 8 261 1089 828 131 87 2396 2134 1.4
Road Trip 28 131 436 523 479 218 1786 1655 1.0
Secretariat 26 131 697 697 174 131 1830 1699 1.6
Sugar Fresh 29 610 436 436 174 1655 1655 1.0
Summer Breeze 19 305 828 610 131 349 2222 1917 1.5
SV0241WA 6 305 871 610 653 131 2570 2265 1.5
SV3105WA 36 131 174 349 436 392 1481 1350 0.9
Sweet Dawn 39 87 349 174 87 87 784 697 0.5
Traveller 16 828 871 261 44 2004 2004 1.2
Troubador 10 261 1263 479 305 44 2352 2091 1.4
Turnpike 31 131 697 523 87 261 1699 1568 1.0
Unbridled 20 131 610 610 392 305 2047 1917 1.2
Warrior 32 131 349 523 218 479 1699 1568 1.0
WDL2413 33 131 436 523 261 349 1699 1568 1.0

¹ Ranked according to total marketable number.
² Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.


Table 8. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit weight, (cwt.), per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size1 for harvest 5. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Average 20 67 42 23 26 158 138
LSD (0.05) 28 55 53 45 39 98 99
Cultivar
 ≤ 9.0
9.1- 13.5
13.6- 17.5
17.6-21.4
 ≥21.5
Total / Acre
Mkt/Acre²
7187HQ 26 114 39 8 104 187 161
7197HQ 22 86 47 25 181 159
9601HQ 15 97 33 25 170 155
9651HQ 113 75 25 32 245 245
Bottle Rocket 23 91 62 8 10 194 171
Captivation 30 84 34 147 118
Charismatic 22 99 47 34 202 181
Crunchy Red 11 76 73 52 41 253 242
Embasy 27 53 39 32 10 161 134
Exclamation 7 75 63 17 9 170 163
Excursion 21 44 13 25 102 81
Fascination 23 40 39 9 111 87
FWT6008 11 77 59 18 165 154
FWT6009 17 58 14 17 105 89
Joy Ride 10 30 46 9 21 116 106
KB10770 21 74 32 16 10 152 131
Kingman 40 69 39 8 22 177 138
Lemon Ice 44 34 21 99 55
Maxima 3 70 71 75 42 261 257
Neptune 25 77 53 9 10 173 148
ORS6151 21 47 32 101 80
ORS6253 13 108 74 34 23 252 239
ORS6260 11 46 67 25 91 241 230
ORS6305 20 64 47 35 33 199 179
PeeDee Sweet 12 49 34 25 23 142 131
Poseidon 33 27 7 67 34
Road Trip 4 87 20 8 20 139 136
Secretariat 25 62 39 17 31 174 149
Sugar Fresh 28 129 71 10 237 210
Summer Breeze 20 35 13 18 85 65
SV0241WA 22 104 20 16 163 140
SV3105WA 14 83 67 8 11 183 169
Sweet Dawn 4 42 42 18 12 117 113
Traveller 39 47 38 125 85
Troubador 17 53 14 84 67
Turnpike 23 23 10 56 33
Unbridled 22 66 48 11 147 125
Warrior 15 44 20 33 112 97
WDL2413 11 54 33 49 10 157 146

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-6 pollenizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 5, 7 and 10, (4 pollenizer plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.
²Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.


Table 9. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Bin boxes per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size1 for harvest 5. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Average 3 10 6 3 8 8 12 14 25 43 12.1
LSD (0.05) 4 8 8 6 6 14 – – – – – – – – 3.0
Cultivar
9.0
9.1- 13.5
13.6- 17.5
17.6-
21.4
≥21.5
Mkt. Bins /Acre
TYC 30
TYC 36
TYC 45
TYC 60
Avg lb / fruit
7187HQ 4 16 6 1 104 104 4 21 61 11.3
7197HQ 3 12 7 4 14 26 48 11.3
9601HQ 2 14 5 4 15 19 57 12.2
9651HQ 16 11 4 5 5 13 10 31 46 14.0
Bottle Rocket 3 13 9 1 1 1 5 4 32 47 12.0
Captivation 4 12 5 23 57 11.0
Charismatic 3 14 7 5 17 23 49 12.1
Crunchy Red 2 11 11 7 6 6 16 20 29 30 14.2
Embasy 4 8 6 5 1 1 6 20 24 33 12.0
Exclamation 1 11 9 2 1 1 6 10 37 44 12.9
Excursion 3 6 2 4 24 12 43 11.9
Fascination 3 6 6 1 8 35 36 11.4
FWT6008 2 11 8 3 11 36 47 12.7
FWT6009 2 8 2 3 16 13 55 11.4
Joy Ride 2 4 7 1 3 3 18 8 40 26 13.1
KB10770 3 11 5 2 1 1 6 11 21 49 11.9
Kingman 6 10 6 1 3 3 12 4 22 39 11.8
Lemon Ice 6 5 3 21 35 9.8
Maxima 1 10 10 11 6 6 16 29 27 27 15.4
Neptune 4 11 8 1 1 1 5 5 31 44 11.8
ORS6151 3 7 5 32 47 10.1
ORS6253 2 16 11 5 3 3 9 13 29 43 13.4
ORS6260 2 7 10 4 13 13 38 11 28 19 16.8
ORS6305 3 9 7 5 5 5 16 18 24 32 14.2
PeeDee Sweet 2 7 5 4 3 3 16 18 24 34 13.3
Poseidon 5 4 1 10 41 8.8
Road Trip 1 13 3 1 3 3 14 6 15 63 13.1
Secretariat 4 9 6 2 4 4 18 10 23 36 11.8
Sugar Fresh 4 18 10 1 1 4 30 54 11.6
Summer Breeze 3 5 2 3 21 15 41 11.3
SV0241WA 3 15 3 2 10 12 64 11.0
SV3105WA 2 12 10 1 2 2 6 4 37 45 12.5
Sweet Dawn 1 6 6 3 2 2 10 15 36 36 14.3
Traveller 6 7 6 31 38 9.8
Troubador 3 8 2 16 63 10.5
Turnpike 3 3 1 1 18 40 10.2
Unbridled 3 9 7 2 2 7 33 45 11.5
Warrior 2 6 3 5 29 18 40 12.5
WDL2413 2 8 5 7 1 1 6 31 21 35 12.9

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-6 pollenizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 5, 7 and 10, (4 pollenizer plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.
²Values were determined based upon 700 lb bin box weight.
³Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.
⁴Culls (≤ 9.0 lbs) are included in calculation for total yield by count for each respective bin category therefore total will not equal 100 percent.


Table 10. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for harvest 5 by various weight classes (per acre) including fruit number per plant. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Average – – 257 612 272 121 92 1271 1021 0.8
LSD(0.05) – – 367 496 343 234 157 730 682 0.4
Cultivar
Rank¹
≤9.0
9.1- 13.5
13.6- 17.5
17.6- 21.4
≥21.5
Total No.
Total Mkt. No.
Fruit No. / Plant
7187HQ 6 349 1045 261 44 104 1699 1350 1.0
7197HQ 11 305 784 305 131 1525 1220 0.9
9601HQ 12 174 871 218 131 1394 1220 0.8
9651HQ 1 958 479 131 131 1699 1699 1.0
Bottle Rocket 9 305 828 392 44 44 1612 1307 0.9
Captivation 23 392 741 218 1350 958 0.8
Charismatic 7 305 871 305 174 1655 1350 1.0
Crunchy Red 5 131 653 479 261 174 1699 1568 1.0
Embasy 24 349 479 261 174 44 1307 958 0.8
Exclamation 13 87 697 392 87 44 1307 1220 0.8
Excursion 32 261 436 87 131 915 653 0.5
Fascination 33 305 349 261 44 958 653 0.6
FWT6008 14 131 697 392 87 1307 1176 0.8
FWT6009 28 218 566 87 87 958 741 0.6
Joy Ride 30 131 261 305 44 87 828 697 0.5
KB10770 20 261 653 218 87 44 1263 1002 0.8
Kingman 21 523 610 261 44 87 1525 1002 0.9
Lemon Ice 36 610 349 131 1089 479 0.6
Maxima 4 44 653 436 392 174 1699 1655 1.0
Neptune 17 305 697 349 44 44 1438 1133 0.8
ORS6151 34 305 436 218 958 653 0.6
ORS6253 2 174 958 479 174 87 1873 1699 1.1
ORS6260 8 131 436 436 131 349 1481 1350 0.9
ORS6305 15 261 566 305 174 131 1438 1176 0.8
PeeDee Sweet 26 174 436 218 131 87 1045 871 0.6
Poseidon 38 436 261 44 741 305 0.4
Road Trip 18 44 784 131 44 87 1089 1045 0.6
Secretariat 19 305 566 261 87 131 1350 1045 1.0
Sugar Fresh 3 349 1176 479 44 2047 1699 1.2
Summer Breeze 37 261 305 87 87 741 479 0.5
SV0241WA 16 261 958 131 87 1438 1176 0.8
SV3105WA 10 174 741 436 44 44 1438 1263 0.8
Sweet Dawn 27 44 392 261 87 44 828 784 0.5
Traveller 29 479 479 261 1220 741 0.7
Troubador 35 218 479 87 784 566 0.5
Turnpike 39 305 218 44 566 261 0.3
Unbridled 25 305 610 305 44 1263 958 0.7
Warrior 31 174 392 131 174 871 697 0.5
WDL2413 22 174 479 218 261 44 1176 1002 0.7

¹Ranked according to total marketable number.
²Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.


Table 11. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Cumulative weight, (cwt.), per acre of fruit harvested by various weight classes including average fruit size¹. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Cultivar
Rank²
9.0
9.1- 13.5
13.6- 17.5
17.6- 21.4
21.5
Total/ acre
Mkt/ acre³
Average – – 36 177 216 176 161 766 730
LSD (0.05) – – 37 92 92 115 116 173 177
7187HQ 14 44 257 251 110 172 832 789
7197HQ 12 36 161 246 203 203 849 812
9601HQ 2 22 203 342 201 130 898 876
9651HQ 4 . 232 238 214 211 894 894
Bottle Rocket 6 40 163 231 194 244 871 831
Captivation 8 51 241 211 185 176 863 812
Charismatic 5 60 227 243 229 130 888 828
Crunchy Red 9 27 145 183 221 283 859 833
Embasy 19 48 161 220 223 105 757 709
Exclamation 7 25 158 213 195 279 870 845
Excursion 21 21 127 149 211 240 748 727
Fascination 29 38 177 243 212 50 720 681
FWT6008 13 30 185 260 243 122 840 810
FWT6009 25 32 135 220 236 105 727 696
Joy Ride 20 14 75 222 185 253 749 735
KB10770 17 30 159 202 236 158 785 754
Kingman 24 55 178 242 143 109 728 673
Lemon Ice 32 121 295 171 65 34 685 564
Maxima 10 10 136 164 279 268 857 847
Neptune 36 38 240 222 100 50 650 612
ORS6151 35 37 144 225 160 84 650 613
ORS6253 15 30 193 226 254 124 827 797
ORS6260 1 11 78 122 158 559 928 917
ORS6305 31 33 113 128 143 274 692 659
PeeDee Sweet 26 68 154 196 168 140 727 658
Poseidon 34 51 250 271 58 24 653 602
Road Trip 22 13 167 220 217 116 733 719
Secretariat 11 52 277 221 192 110 851 800
Sugar Fresh 18 29 119 239 203 191 781 752
Summer Breeze 33 34 177 227 137 85 660 627
SV0241WA 3 31 263 245 230 126 895 863
SV3105WA 27 43 163 190 183 144 723 680
Sweet Dawn 38 11 114 175 85 182 566 555
Traveler 30 43 232 296 93 32 696 654
Troubador 37 45 281 154 108 39 626 582
Turnpike 39 33 119 186 94 115 546 513
Unbridled 16 32 174 262 186 144 798 766
Warrior 23 22 146 198 205 161 732 710
WDL2413 28 24 97 174 115 311 720 696

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-6 pollenizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 5, 7 and 10, (4 pollenizer plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.
³Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds


Table 12. 1 Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Bin boxes per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size¹. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Bin Boxes / Acre

Cultivar Rank² ≤9.0 9.1- 13.5 13.6- 17.5 17.6- 21.4  ≥21.5 Total Mkt.³
7187HQ 15 6 37 36 16 25 119 113
7197HQ 10 5 23 35 29 29 121 116
9601HQ 3 3 29 49 29 19 128 125
9651HQ 2 33 34 31 30 128 128
Bottle Rocket 8 6 23 33 28 35 124 119
Captivation 11 7 34 30 26 25 123 116
Charismatic 9 9 33 35 33 19 127 118
Crunchy Red 7 4 21 26 32 41 123 119
Embasy 23 7 23 31 32 15 108 101
Exclamation 6 4 23 30 28 40 124 121
Excursion 20 3 18 21 30 34 107 104
Fascination 24 5 19 31 34 15 104 99
FWT6008 26 6 25 35 30 7 103 97
FWT6009 12 4 26 37 35 17 120 116
Joy Ride 19 2 11 32 26 36 107 105
KB10770 17 4 23 29 34 23 112 108
Kingman 28 8 26 35 21 16 104 96
Lemon Ice 37 17 42 24 9 5 98 81
Maxima 5 1 20 23 40 38 122 121
Neptune 34 5 34 32 14 7 93 87
ORS6151 33 5 21 32 23 12 93 88
ORS6253 14 4 28 32 36 18 118 114
ORS6260 1 2 11 17 23 80 133 131
ORS6305 29 5 16 18 21 39 99 94
PeeDee Sweet 30 10 22 28 24 20 104 94
Poseidon 35 7 36 39 8 3 93 86
Road Trip 21 2 24 31 31 17 105 103
Secretariat 32 5 25 32 20 12 94 90
Sugar Fresh 4 5 38 35 33 18 128 123
Summer Breeze 27 6 23 27 26 21 103 97
SV0241WA 13 7 40 32 27 16 122 114
SV3105WA 18 4 17 34 29 27 112 107
Sweet Dawn 38 2 16 25 12 26 81 79
Traveler 31 6 33 42 13 5 100 93
Troubador 36 6 40 22 15 6 90 83
Turnpike 39 5 17 27 13 16 78 73
Unbridled 16 5 25 37 27 21 114 110
Warrior 22 3 21 28 29 23 105 101
WDL2413 25 3 14 25 16 44 103 99
Average – – 5 25 31 25 23 109 104
LSD (0.05) – – 5 13 13 16 17 25 25

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-6 pollenizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 5, 7 and 10, (4 pollenizer plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.
²Ranked according to total marketable weight.
³Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.

Table 12. 2 Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Bin boxes per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size¹. Clinton, NC, 2017.

% Total Yield by Count4

Cultivar 30 36 45 60 Avg. lbs. / fruit
7187HQ 21 13 30 31 14.6
7197HQ 24 24 29 19 15.9
9601HQ 15 22 38 23 15.5
9651HQ 24 24 27 26 16.3
Bottle Rocket 28 22 27 19 16.1
Captivation 20 21 24 28 14.8
Charismatic 15 26 27 26 14.7
Crunchy Red 33 26 21 17 17.1
Embasy 14 30 29 21 14.9
Exclamation 32 22 24 18 16.7
Excursion 32 28 20 17 17.3
Fascination 14 32 30 19 15.5
FWT6008 7 29 34 25 14.5
FWT6009 14 29 31 22 15.3
Joy Ride 34 25 30 10 17.6
KB10770 20 30 26 20 15.8
Kingman 15 20 33 24 14.6
Lemon Ice 5 9 25 43 11.7
Maxima 31 33 19 16 17.6
Neptune 8 15 34 37 13.6
ORS6151 13 25 35 22 14.8
ORS6253 15 31 27 23 15.4
ORS6260 60 17 13 8 20.8
ORS6305 40 21 18 16 17.3
PeeDee Sweet 19 23 27 21 14.8
Poseidon 4 9 41 38 13.0
Road Trip 16 30 30 23 15.8
Secretariat 13 21 34 27 14.6
Sugar Fresh 14 26 27 29 14.9
Summer Breeze 20 25 26 23 15.1
SV0241WA 13 23 26 33 14.2
SV3105WA 25 26 31 15 16.6
Sweet Dawn 32 15 31 20 16.6
Traveler 5 13 43 33 13.6
Troubador 6 17 25 45 13.1
Turnpike 21 17 34 22 15.1
Unbridled 18 23 33 22 15.3
Warrior 22 28 27 20 15.9
WDL2413 43 16 24 13 17.6
Average 21 23 28 23 15.5
LSD (0.05) – – – – – – – – 1.6

⁴Culls (≤ 9.0 lbs) are included in calculation for total yield by count for each respective bin category therefore total will not equal 100 percent.


Table 13. Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for cumulative harvests, (5), by various weight classes (per acre) including fruit number per plant. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Cultivar
Rank¹
≤9.0
9.1- 13.5
13.6 17.5
17.6- 21.4
≥21.5
Total Num.
Total Mkt. No.²
Fruit No. / Plant
7187HQ 6 566 2309 1612 566 697 5750 5184 3.3
7197HQ 10 479 1438 1568 1045 828 5358 4879 3.1
9601HQ 2 261 1786 2178 1045 523 5794 5532 3.3
9651HQ 3 1960 1525 1089 871 5445 5445 3.1
Bottle Rocket 11 523 1438 1481 1002 958 5401 4879 3.1
Captivation 7 697 2134 1350 958 697 5837 5140 3.3
Charismatic 5 784 2004 1568 1176 523 6055 5271 3.5
Crunchy Red 15 349 1220 1176 1133 1133 5009 4661 2.9
Embasy 19 610 1394 1438 1176 436 5053 4443 2.9
Exclamation 12 392 1394 1350 1002 1089 5227 4835 3.0
Excursion 31 261 1133 958 1089 915 4356 4095 2.5
Fascination 20 523 1525 1568 1133 218 4966 4443 2.8
FWT6008 8 392 1612 1699 1263 523 5489 5097 3.1
FWT6009 26 436 1220 1394 1220 436 4705 4269 2.7
Joy Ride 32 218 653 1438 958 1002 4269 4051 2.5
KB10770 17 436 1394 1307 1220 653 5009 4574 3.0
Kingman 27 741 1525 1568 741 436 5009 4269 2.9
Lemon Ice 22 1655 2701 1133 349 131 5968 4312 3.4
Maxima 14 131 1220 1045 1438 1045 4879 4748 2.9
Neptune 23 479 2134 1438 523 218 4792 4312 2.7
ORS6151 35 523 1263 1438 828 349 4400 3877 2.5
ORS6253 9 392 1699 1481 1307 479 5358 4966 3.1
ORS6260 21 131 697 784 828 2047 4487 4356 2.6
ORS6305 37 436 1002 828 741 1002 4008 3572 2.3
PeeDee Sweet 33 915 1350 1263 871 566 4966 4051 2.8
Poseidon 24 697 2178 1742 305 87 5009 4312 2.9
Road Trip 18 174 1481 1394 1133 479 4661 4487 2.7
Secretariat 4 653 2483 1394 1002 479 6011 5358 3.4
Sugar Fresh 25 392 1045 1525 1045 697 4705 4312 2.7
Summer Breeze 34 436 1525 1481 697 349 4487 4051 3.7
SV0241WA 1 392 2309 1568 1220 523 6011 5619 3.4
SV3105WA 29 566 1394 1263 958 610 4792 4225 3.1
Sweet Dawn 38 131 1002 1133 436 741 3441 3311 2.0
Traveller 16 523 2091 1917 479 131 5140 4617 2.9
Troubador 30 566 2439 1002 566 174 4748 4182 2.7
Turnpike 39 436 1089 1176 479 479 3659 3223 2.1
Unbridled 13 436 1568 1655 958 610 5227 4792 3.0
Warrior 28 305 1263 1263 1089 653 4574 4269 2.6
WDL2413 36 305 828 1133 610 1220 4095 3790 2.3
Average – – 483 1561 1391 915 641 4978 4508 2.9
LSD(0.05) – – 491 825 592 594 454 1126 1091 0.7

¹Ranked according to total marketable number.
²Includes fruit ≥ 9.1 pounds.


Table 14.1 Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Interior fruit quality. Clinton, NC, 2017.¹

Average 12.2 3.6 1.7 0.8 1.2 17.5 3.1
LSD(0.05) 1.4 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.1 5.8 0.7
Cultivar
SS²
Flesh Color³
Sd. Trace Size⁴
Hard Seed Population⁵
LD⁶
Rind⁷
Flesh Firmness⁸
7187HQ 12.4 3.1 1.3 0.3 1.2 16.2 3.0
7197HQ 12.9 3.7 1.5 0.0 1.2 18.1 2.9
9601HQ 12.3 3.6 1.6 0.4 1.0 17.9 3.3
9651HQ 12.3 3.5 1.6 4.0 1.1 19.7 3.2
Bottle Rocket 12.3 3.8 1.7 1.2 1.2 18.5 3.2
Captivation 11.5 3.2 2.2 0.6 1.2 17..2 3.1
Charismatic 12.7 3.5 1.2 0.1 1.1 20.6 2.9
Crunchy Red 11.2 3.3 1.5 0.6 1.2 17.6 3.3
Embasy 12.4 3.4 1.4 2.0 1.2 16.6 3.4
Exclamation 11.6 3.3 1.9 1.2 1.1 17.9 3.3
Excursion 12.0 3.5 1.7 0.8 1.1 17.8 3.0
Fascination 12.3 4.1 1.3 0.9 1.2 16.4 2.8
FWT6008 11.8 3.4 1.2 0.5 1.3 17.4 3.0
FWT6009 12.2 3.6 1.7 1.6 1.1 20.3 3.1
Joy Ride 13.1 3.6 1.3 0.6 1.2 16.2 3.4
KB10770 12.0 3.3 2.1 0.2 1.3 16.8 3.2
Kingman 12.6 3.8 1.2 0.2 1.2 18.2 2.9
Lemon Ice 12.2 3.4 2.1 0.5 1.0 13.2 2.9
Maxima 11.9 3.8 2.0 0.7 1.1 16.6 3.1
Neptune 12.4 3.7 1.6 1.3 1.1 17.5 2.9
ORS6151 12.5 3.9 1.7 0.9 1.2 18.8 2.8
ORS6253 12.8 3.6 1.6 0.9 1.1 20.3 2.8
ORS6260 11.8 3.7 1.8 0.2 1.2 17.4 3.4
ORS6305 11.1 4.0 2.5 1.0 1.1 18.8 3.4
PeeDee Sweet 12.3 3.8 2.2 0.5 1.1 18.8 2.5
Poseidon 12.0 3.5 1.5 1.1 1.2 16.6 2.6
Road Trip 12.4 3.4 1.3 0.9 1.2 16.9 3.6
Secretariat 12.1 3.4 1.0 0.5 1.1 21.4 3.5
Sugar Fresh 12.2 3.4 2.1 0.5 1.2 19.5 3.5
Summer Breeze 13.0 3.9 1.6 1.0 1.1 17.0 3.1
SV0241WA 12.0 3.6 1.6 0.2 1.2 18.6 2.9
SV3105WA 12.3 3.8 1.2 1.0 1.2 18.4 3.1
Sweet Dawn 12.4 4.3 2.2 1.6 1.2 13.6 2.9
Traveller 11.8 3.5 2.5 0.6 1.1 17.1 3.0
Troubador 12.7 3.6 2.3 0.7 1.2 14.0 3.2
Turnpike 12.6 4.0 2.1 0.5 1.1 14.7 3.1
Unbridled 13.0 3.5 1.4 0.3 1.1 19.2 3.2
Warrior 12.4 3.4 2.0 0.3 1.2 16.6 3.0
WDL2413 11.9 3.4 2.0 0.5 1.1 15.5 3.1

¹Most measurements were obtained from fruits in harvest 1 and 2.
²SS = Indicates sweetness, average of 5 melons per replication (20 total).
³Rating: 1 = yellow, 2 = pink, 3 = red, 4 = medium-dark red, 5 = blood red.
⁴Rating: 1=small (i.e. tomato), 3=medium, 5=large.
⁵Average number of hard seeds couted within 5 melons per replication (20 total).
⁶LD = Length and diameter ratio, average of 5 melons per replication (20 total).
⁷Rind = Rind thickness (mm), measured from rind to where white and colored flesh meet.
⁸Fruit pressure was taken by a penetrometer, Fruit Pressure Tester – FT011

Table 14.2 Triploid Red-Flesh watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Interior fruit quality. Clinton, NC, 2017¹.

Hollow Heart Ratings9
Average 86 5 5 4 1
LSD(0.05) – – – – – – – – – –
Cultivar
HH0
HH1
HH2
HH3
HH4
7187HQ 95 0 5 0 0
7197HQ 85 10 5 0 0
9601HQ 90 0 5 5 0
9651HQ 70 10 20 0 0
Bottle Rocket 100 0 0 0 0
Captivation 100 0 0 0 0
Charismatic 55 5 10 20 10
Crunchy Red 90 5 5 0 0
Embasy 95 0 5 0 0
Exclamation 100 0 0 0 0
Excursion 100 0 0 0 0
Fascination 100 0 0 0 0
FWT6008 90 0 10 0 0
FWT6009 75 5 15 5 0
Joy Ride 85 10 5 0 0
KB10770 85 10 5 0 0
Kingman 80 10 0 10 0
Lemon Ice 65 10 15 10 0
Maxima 95 0 5 0 0
Neptune 75 5 5 10 5
ORS6151 80 10 0 5 5
ORS6253 75 15 5 5 0
ORS6260 100 0 0 0 0
ORS6305 95 5 0 0 0
PeeDee Sweet 54 5 10 26 5
Poseidon 95 0 5 0 0
Road Trip 100 0 0 0 0
Secretariat 80 0 5 15 0
Sugar Fresh 60 25 15 0 0
Summer Breeze 60 15 5 10 10
SV0241WA 100 0 0 0 0
SV3105WA 90 10 0 0 0
Sweet Dawn 100 0 0 0 0
Traveller 85 10 0 5 0
Troubador 95 0 5 0 0
Turnpike 100 0 0 0 0
Unbridled 75 5 5 15 0
Warrior 85 5 10 0 0
WDL2413 100 0 0 0 0

¹Most measurements were obtained from fruits in harvest 1 and 2.
⁹HH Percentage Rating Scale:
HH0: No crack in flesh
HH1: Slight crack in flesh
HH2: Small crack in flesh
HH3: Med. separation in flesh to rind.
HH4: Complete separation in flesh
**HH3 & HH4 = Non-marketable from QA Supplies LLC, Norfolk Va.


Table 15. Triploid-Mini Watermelon Seed Sources and Descriptions; 2017.

 Entry No.
 Cultigen
 Company
 Description
1 Belmont Sakata Indistinct medium to wide, very dark green stripes on a medium green background; fruit generally round; thick rind.
2 Cheetah Hazera Distinct narrow, dark green stripes on a light green background; most fruit are round; average rind thinknes; tan seed traces that are relatively small seed traces (1.5); excelent sweetness  and flavor; average seed trace size (2).
3 Extazy Hazera Indistinct, medium to wide very dark green stripes on a medium to light green background; round to long round; thick rind; tomato seed traces size (1); tan seed traces; firm flesh; dark red flesh; standard cultivar; lumpy-like fruit, lacks some symmetry.
4 Leopard Hazera Distinct, narrow width dark green stripes on a light green background; round.
5 Ocelott Hazera Distinct, narrow, medium to dark green stripes on a light green background; long round; thin to average rind thickness; tomato seed trace size (1); good flesh firmness; dark red flesh; excellent sweetness and flavor.
6 ORS12745 Origene Indistinct, medium to wide very dark stripes on a medium green background; round to long round; thick rind; tomato seed traces (1) with tan color; several hard seeds; excelent flesh firmness and shelf life after three weeks; dark red flesh.
7 ORS12750 Origene Distinct, narrow dark green stripes on a light green background; oval; average rind thickness; tomato seed trace size (1); tan traces; excelent flesh firmness and shelf life after 3 weeks; dark red flesh.
8 ORS7009 Origene Indistinct, relatively narrow very dark stripes shadowed by medium to dark on sides of stripe on a medium to dark background; round; average rind thickness; seed traces range in size from mainly tomato size (1) to average size 2; very firm flesh with excellent shelf life.
9 ORS7033B Origene

Indistinct medium width, very dark green stripes shadowed by medium dark green on a light to medium green background; mainly round; thin rind; relatively small seed traces (1.5); mainly white seed traces; good flesh firmness after 3 weeks in storage; dark red flesh

color.

10 Petite Perfection Syngenta Distinct, very narrow, dark green stripes on a light green background; fruit mainly just long of round; thin rind; tomato seed trace size (1).
11 Prestige Syngenta Distinct, very narrow dark green stripes on a light green background; mainly round to longer than round; average rind thickness; tomato to slightly larger seed traces (1.25) fairly firm flesh, good red flesh color and good flesh firmness and flavor.
12 Primavera Origene Indistinct, medium to wide very dark green stripes shadowed by medium dark green on a medium dark green background; round; larger than mini size; very thick rind; fairly small seed traces (1.5); very firm flesh; very dark green flesh; excelent firmness for being three weeks in storage, good, sweet flavor; ice box size.
13 Siegers B Siegers Seed Indistinct, medium to wide dark green stripes on a light to medium green background; round; average rind thickness; tomato size seed traces (1) that are tan; fairly firm fleshl average size seed traces (2) that are tan with some hard seed; average flesh firmness; good red flesh color.
14 Skyline Origene Distinct, narrow medium to dark green stripes on a light green background; longer than round short of oval; thick rind; average to larger seed traces size (1.5 to 2); tan seed traces; very firm flesh and excellent shelf life (3 weeks); dark red flesh; sweet.
15 Skystar Origene Distinct, narrow dark green stripes on a light green background; oval average rind thickness; tomato seed size trace size (1); excelent flesh firmness and shelf life after three weeks in storage.
16 Skyview Origene Distinct, fairly narrow, very dark green stripes on medium light to green background; fruit are short round; average seed trace size (2); dark green flesh; excellent keeping ability and good flavor.
17 WDL0104 Syngenta Indistinct, medium width, medium to dark green stripes on a light green background; short oval/long of round fruit; average rind thickness; tomato size seed traces size (1).
18 Lil Red Rock DP Seeds Indistinct , medium wide, medium to dark green stripes on a light green background; round to long round; average to thick rind seed traces (1.5) mainly light tan.

Table 16. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit weight, (cwt.), per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size¹ for early season harvests 1-2. Clinton, NC 2017.

Cwt. (x100) by size
Average 2.5 96.7 99.3 91.3 297.4 215.2 6.5
LSD (0.05) 7.5 58.6 69.8 77.7 83.9 86.4 0.6
 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
Total   Wt. / Acre
Mkt. Fruit Wt.2
Avg. Mkt. Fruit Wt.3
Belmont 57.9 84.1 122.2 264.3 142.1 6.7
Cheetah 13.5 99.9 87.8 322.3 234.5 6.6
Extazy 2.1 12.6 97.1 138.6 364.1 223.4 6.3
Leopard 1.3 12.2 111.7 82.9 317.8 233.6 6.6
Lil’ Red Rock 76.1 93.9 116.6 286.6 170.0 6.8
ORS12745 136.9 145.5 67.0 349.4 282.3 6.4
ORS12750 103.5 110.3 37.2 250.9 213.7 6.5
ORS7009 2.0 104.8 135.6 114.5 356.9 240.4 6.8
ORS7033B 76.5 104.1 158.7 339.3 180.6 6.9
Ocelott 2.1 162.3 57.6 222.0 219.9 5.8
Petite Perfection 7.4 193.3 50.2 250.8 243.4 5.6
Prestige 63.9 110.1 112.3 286.3 174.0 6.7
Primavera 49.2 134.2 179.6 363.1 183.5 7.3
Siegers B 1.7 193.0 72.5 43.1 310.3 265.5 5.8
Skyline 88.6 109.3 13.6 211.6 198.0 7.0
Skystar 2.0 180.4 49.7 14.2 246.4 230.1 6.0
Skyview 73.7 115.1 134.1 322.9 188.8 7.0
WDL0104 1.3 142.5 106.6 38.0 288.4 249.1 6.6

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-7 pollinizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 3, 5 and 7 (2 Ace Plus and 2 SP-6 = pollenizer 4 plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.


Table 17. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit weight, (cwt.), per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size¹ for mid-season, harvests 3-4. Clinton, NC 2017.

Cwt. (x100) by size
Average 3 98 56 63 220 154 8
LSD (0.05) 7.6 61.2 61.9 80.7 133.5 85.6 0.9
 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
Total Fruit
Wt./Acre
 Mkt. Fruit Wt./Acre²
Avg. Mkt. Fruit Wt.³
Belmont 1.8 52.0 69.6 85.5 208.9 121.6 7.2
Cheetah 117.5 64.7 13.9 196.1 182.2 6.8
Extazy 7.5 122.0 57.8 74.9 262.2 179.8 9.0
Leopard 100.2 53.6 76.7 230.4 153.8 7.9
Lil’ Red Rock 1.5 56.2 59.1 116.5 233.3 115.3 8.0
ORS12745 5.5 77.3 32.7 87.9 203.2 109.9 7.0
ORS12750 2.0 109.8 39.2 28.2 179.3 149.1 6.2
ORS7009 2.0 52.3 41.5 19.7 115.5 93.9 4.0
ORS7033B 60.0 67.5 71.0 198.4 127.4 6.8
Ocelott 136.1 96.5 17.6 250.1 232.5 8.6
Petite Perfection 128.9 22.7 27.7 179.3 151.6 6.2
Prestige 1.9 51.8 52.8 116.7 223.2 104.5 7.7
Primavera 1.7 96.3 47.5 119.8 265.3 143.8 9.1
Siegers B 7.2 144.5 40.3 28.2 220.2 184.8 7.6
Skyline 3.8 132.9 110.1 87.1 333.8 243.0 11.5
Skystar 1.8 161.6 66.9 16.3 246.6 228.5 8.5
Skyview 2.0 66.2 16.8 51.8 136.7 83.0 4.7
WDL0104 95.3 74.1 99.5 269.0 169.5 9.3

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-7 pollinizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 3, 5 and 7 (2 Ace Plus and 2 SP-6 = pollenizer 4 plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.
²Average of fruit ≥ 3.1 pounds.
³Includes fruit ≥ 3.1 pounds.


Table 18. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit weight, (cwt.), per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size¹ for late season, harvests 5-6. Clinton, NC 2017.

Cwt. (x100) by size
Average 15.6 136.1 34.3 30.1 206.2 170.5 5.1
LSD (0.05) 19.6 68.8 42.3 59.6 116.1 89.9 0.8
Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1- 7.0 lb 7.1- 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
  Wt. / Acre
Mkt.
Fruit Wt.¹
Avg. Mkt.
Fruit Wt.¹
Belmont 13.2 172.8 102.1 100.4 388.5 274.9 5.9
Cheetah 33.5 53.4 5.5 92.4 58.9 4.8
Extazy 14.5 134.1 44.7 14.7 208.0 178.8 5.5
Leopard 22.4 118.6 17.1 9.4 167.4 135.6 4.9
Lil’ Red Rock 9.9 72.4 22.4 21.2 125.8 94.7 5.2
ORS12745 33.9 149.9 11.5 195.2 161.3 4.6
ORS12750 12.1 118.4 6.0 136.5 124.4 4.6
ORS7009 14.1 92.0 33.3 139.4 125.3 5.3
ORS7033B 17.7 98.5 58.6 13.2 188.0 157.1 5.8
Ocelott 15.0 157.4 11.6 184.0 169.0 4.4
Petite Perfection 11.4 151.4 29.1 192.0 180.6 4.9
Prestige 13.1 130.0 56.7 61.0 260.8 186.7 5.3
Primavera 10.1 164.1 39.5 9.5 223.2 203.6 5.2
Siegers B 9.6 148.2 21.7 7.1 186.6 169.9 4.8
Skyline 13.7 213.8 66.2 37.9 331.6 280.0 5.2
Skystar 17.1 165.8 12.4 13.3 208.6 178.2 4.8
Skyview 6.8 118.2 40.8 26.9 192.6 159.0 5.0
WDL0104 13.4 191.2 39.2 47.1 291.0 230.4 5.2

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-7 pollinizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 3, 5 and 7 (2 Ace Plus and 2 SP-6 = 4 pollenizer plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.


Table 19. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for early¹ season harvests 1-2.Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit size category
Average 100 2085 1250 777 4142 3336 1.4
 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
 Frt. No.
Mkt. No.2
 Plant
Belmont 1016 1089 1089 3194 2105 1.1
Cheetah 2323 1234 871 4429 3557 1.5
Extazy 73 2251 1234 14 4864 3485 1.7
Leopard 73 2178 1379 799 4429 3557 1.5
Lil’ Red Rock 1307 1162 1089 3557 2468 1.2
Ocelott 73 3049 726 3848 3775 1.3
ORS12745 2541 1888 653 5082 4429 1.8
ORS12750 1888 1379 363 3630 3267 1.3
ORS7009 73 1960 1670 1089 4792 3630 1.7
ORS7033B 1307 1307 1379 3993 2614 1.4
Petite Perfection 290 3703 653 4646 4356 1.6
Prestige 1162 1379 1089 3630 2541 1.3
Primavera 871 1670 1670 4211 2541 1.5
Siegers B 73 3630 944 436 5082 4574 1.8
Skyline 1452 1379 145 2977 2831 1.0
Skystar 73 3194 653 145 4066 3848 1.4
Skyview 1234 1452 1234 3920 2686 1.4
WDL0104 73 2468 1307 363 4211 3775 1.5
LSD(0.05) 292 1049 878 712 1221 1304 0.4

Table 20. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for mid-season¹harvests 3-4.Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit size category
Average 132 1879 710 573 3247 2589 1.1
LSD(0.05) 287 114 778 726 1639 1322 0.6
 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
 TotalFrt. No.
Total Mkt. No.2
 Fruit no. / Plant
Belmont 73 871 871 726 2541 1742 0.9
Cheetah 2323 799 145 3267 3122 1.1
Extazy 290 2323 726 653 3993 3049 1.4
Leopard 1888 653 726 3267 2541 1.1
Lil’ Red Rock 73 1016 726 1016 2831 1742 1.0
Ocelott 2831 1234 145 4211 4066 1.5
ORS12745 218 1525 436 799 2977 1960 1.0
ORS12750 73 1960 508 290 2831 2468 1.0
ORS7009 73 1089 508 145 1815 1597 0.6
ORS7033B 1089 871 653 2614 1960 0.9
Petite Perfection 2468 290 290 3049 2759 1.1
Prestige 73 1016 653 1089 2831 1670 1.0
Primavera 73 1888 581 944 3485 2468 1.2
Siegers B 290 2686 508 290 3775 3194 1.3
Skyline 145 2541 1379 871 4937 3920 1.7
Skystar 73 3194 871 145 4283 4066 1.5
Skyview 73 1379 218 508 2178 1597 0.8
WDL0104 1742 944 871 3557 2686 1.2

¹Ranked according to total marketable number.
²Includes fruit ≥ 3 pounds.


Table 21. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for late1 season, harvests 5-6. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit size category
Average 633 2900 436 285 4158 3338 1.4
LSD(0.05) 768 1420 542 558 1871 1604 0.6
 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
 Frt. No.
Mkt. No.2
    Plant
Skyline 581 4501 871 363 6316 5372 2.2
Belmont 508 3485 1234 944 6171 4719 2.1
WDL0104 508 3993 508 436 5445 4501 1.9
Primavera 508 3412 508 73 4501 3920 1.6
Ocelott 581 3703 145 4429 3848 1.5
Petite Perfection 436 3267 363 4066 3630 1.4
Skystar 726 3485 145 145 4501 3630 1.6
Siegers B 363 3267 290 73 3993 3557 1.4
ORS12745 1525 3340 145 5009 3485 1.7
Prestige 508 2686 726 581 4501 3412 1.6
Extazy 581 2686 581 145 3993 3267 1.4
Skyview 290 2541 508 218 3557 3049 1.2
Leopard 871 2614 218 73 3775 2831 1.3
ORS7033B 726 2033 726 145 3630 2759 1.3
ORS12750 436 2614 73 3122 2686 1.1
ORS7009 581 1888 436 2904 2323 1.0
Lil’ Red Rock 363 1525 290 218 2396 1857 0.8
Cheetah 1307 1162 73 2541 1234 0.9

¹Ranked according to total marketable number.
²Includes fruit ≥ 3 pounds.


Table 20. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for mid-season¹ harvests 3-4. Clinton, NC, 2017.

 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
 Frt. No.
Mkt. No²
 Plant
Average 132 1879 710 573 3247 2589 1.1
LSD(0.05) 287 114 778 726 1639 1322 0.6
Belmont 73 871 871 726 2541 1742 0.9
Cheetah 2323 799 145 3267 3122 1.1
Extazy 290 2323 726 653 3993 3049 1.4
Leopard 1888 653 726 3267 2541 1.1
Lil’ Red Rock 73 1016 726 1016 2831 1742 1.0
Ocelott 2831 1234 145 4211 4066 1.5
ORS12745 218 1525 436 799 2977 1960 1.0
ORS12750 73 1960 508 290 2831 2468 1.0
ORS7009 73 1089 508 145 1815 1597 0.6
ORS7033B 1089 871 653 2614 1960 0.9
Petite Perfection 2468 290 290 3049 2759 1.1
Prestige 73 1016 653 1089 2831 1670 1.0
Primavera 73 1888 581 944 3485 2468 1.2
Siegers B 290 2686 508 290 3775 3194 1.3
Skyline 145 2541 1379 871 4937 3920 1.7
Skystar 73 3194 871 145 4283 4066 1.5
Skyview 73 1379 218 508 2178 1597 0.8
WDL0104 1742 944 871 3557 2686 1.2

¹Ranked according to total marketable number.
²Includes fruit ≥ 3 pounds.


Table 21. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for late¹ season, harvests 5-6. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Average 633 2900 436 285 4158 3338 1.4
LSD(0.05) 768 1420 542 558 1871 1604 0.6
 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
 Frt. No.
Mkt. No.2
    Plant
Skyline 581 4501 871 363 6316 5372 2.2
Belmont 508 3485 1234 944 6171 4719 2.1
WDL0104 508 3993 508 436 5445 4501 1.9
Primavera 508 3412 508 73 4501 3920 1.6
Ocelott 581 3703 145 4429 3848 1.5
Petite Perfection 436 3267 363 4066 3630 1.4
Skystar 726 3485 145 145 4501 3630 1.6
Siegers B 363 3267 290 73 3993 3557 1.4
ORS12745 1525 3340 145 5009 3485 1.7
Prestige 508 2686 726 581 4501 3412 1.6
Extazy 581 2686 581 145 3993 3267 1.4
Skyview 290 2541 508 218 3557 3049 1.2
Leopard 871 2614 218 73 3775 2831 1.3
ORS7033B 726 2033 726 145 3630 2759 1.3
ORS12750 436 2614 73 3122 2686 1.1
ORS7009 581 1888 436 2904 2323 1.0
Lil’ Red Rock 363 1525 290 218 2396 1857 0.8
Cheetah 1307 1162 73 2541 1234 0.9

¹Ranked according to total marketable number.
²Includes fruit ≥ 3 pounds.


Table 22. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent¹ of fruit weight per acre per indicated size category – Early¹ season, harvests 1-2. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit Size Category
Average 1 41 33 28
 Cultivar
≤ 3.0 lb
3.1 – 7.0 lb
7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
Belmont 22 32 46
Cheetah 42 31 27
Extazy 1 35 27 38
Leopard 38 35 26
Lil’ Red Rock 27 33 41
ORS12745 39 42 19
ORS12750 41 44 15
ORS7009 1 29 38 32
ORS7033B 23 31 41
Ocelott 1 73 26
Petite Perfection 3 77 20
Prestige 22 38 39
Primavera 14 37 49
Siegers B 1 62 23 14
Skyline 42 52 6
Skystar 1 73 20 6
Skyview 23 36 42
WDL0104 49 37 13

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest whole number.
* Data entered as zeros were not included in statistical analysis.


Table 23. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent¹ of fruit weight per acre per indicated size category – Mid-season¹, harvests 3-4. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Average 2 45 25 28

Cultivar

 ≤ 3.0 lb

3.1 – 7.0 lb

 7.1 – 9.0 lb

 ≥ 9.1 lb

Belmont 1 25 33 41
Cheetah 60 33 7
Extazy 3 47 22 29
Leopard 43 23 33
Lil’ Red Rock 1 24 25 50
ORS12745 3 38 16 43
ORS12750 1 61 22 16
ORS7009 2 45 36 17
ORS7033B 30 34 36
Ocelott 54 39 7
Petite Perfection 72 13 15
Prestige 1 23 24 52
Primavera 1 36 18 45
Siegers B 3 66 18 13
Skyline 1 40 33 26
Skystar 1 66 27 7
Skyview 1 48 12 38
WDL0104 35 28 37

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest whole number.
* Data entered as zeros were not included in statistical analysis.


Table 24. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent1 of fruit number per acre per indicated size category. Late season, harvests 5-6. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit Size Category
Average 16 69 10 6
 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
Belmont 8 56 20 15
Cheetah 51 46 3
Extazy 15 67 15 4
Leopard 23 69 6 2
Lil’ Red Rock 15 64 12 9
ORS12745 30 67 3
ORS12750 14 84 2
ORS7009 20 65 15
ORS7033B 20 56 20 4
Ocelott 13 84 3
Petite Perfection 11 80 9
Prestige 11 60 16 13
Primavera 11 76 11 2
Siegers B 9 82 7 2
Skyline 9 71 14 6
Skystar 16 77 3 3
Skyview 8 71 14 6
WDL0104 9 73 9 8

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest whole number.
* Data entered as zeros were not included in statistical analysis.


Table 25. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent1 of fruit number per acre per indicated size category – Early Season, harvests 1-2. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit Size Category
Average 2 50 31 21
Cultivar  ≤ 3.0 lb  3.1 – 7.0 lb  7.1 – 9.0 lb ≥ 9.1 lb
Belmont 32 34 34
Cheetah 52 28 20
Extazy 1 46 25 27
Leopard 2 49 31 18
Lil’ Red Rock 37 33 31
ORS12745 50 37 13
ORS12750 52 38 10
ORS7009 2 41 35 23
ORS7033B 33 33 35
Ocelott 2 79 19
Petite Perfection 6 80 14
Prestige 32 38 30
Primavera 21 40 40
Siegers B 1 71 19 9
Skyline 49 46 5
Skystar 2 79 16 4
Skyview 31 37 31
WDL0104 2 59 31 9

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest whole number.
* Data entered as dashes were not included in statistical analysis.


Table 26. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent1 of fruit number per acre per indicated size category – Mid-season1, harvests 3-4. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit Size Category
Average 4 57 22 18
Cultivar
≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
Belmont 3 34 34 29
Cheetah 71 24 4
Extazy 7 58 18 16
Leopard 58 20 22
Lil’ Red Rock 3 36 26 36
ORS12745 7 51 15 27
ORS12750 3 69 18 10
ORS7009 4 60 28 8
ORS7033B 42 33 25
Ocelott 67 29 3
Petite Perfection 81 10 10
Prestige 3 36 23 38
Primavera 2 54 17 27
Siegers B 8 71 13 8
Skyline 3 51 28 18
Skystar 2 75 20 3
Skyview 3 63 10 23
WDL0104 49 27 24

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest whole number.
* Data entered as dashes were not included in statistical analysis.


Table 27. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent1 of fruit number per acre per indicated size category. Late season, harvests 5-6. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit Size Category
Average 16 69 10 6
 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
≥ 9.1 lb
Belmont 8 56 20 15
Cheetah 51 46 3
Extazy 15 67 15 4
Leopard 23 69 6 2
Lil’ Red Rock 15 64 12 9
ORS12745 30 67 3
ORS12750 14 84 2
ORS7009 20 65 15
ORS7033B 20 56 20 4
Ocelott 13 84 3
Petite Perfection 11 80 9
Prestige 11 60 16 13
Primavera 11 76 11 2
Siegers B 9 82 7 2
Skyline 9 71 14 6
Skystar 16 77 3 3
Skyview 8 71 14 6
WDL0104 9 73 9 8

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest whole number.
* Data entered as zeros were not included in statistical analysis.


Table 28. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit weight, (cwt.), per acre by various weight classes including average fruit size¹ for all harvests, 1- 6. Clinton, NC 2017.

Cwt. (x100) by size
Average 18.9 349.8 190.0 164.5 723.1 539.7 5.9
LSD (0.05) 21.0 98.7 86.0 133.0 166.6 123.1 0.4
Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
 Wt. / Acre
Fruit Wt.1
Fruit Wt.1
Belmont 15.0 282.7 255.8 308.0 861.6 538.6 6.3
Cheetah 33.5 305.4 170.1 101.7 610.8 475.5 6.0
Extazy 24.0 382.3 199.7 228.3 834.3 582.0 5.9
Leopard 23.7 340.7 182.3 168.9 715.7 523.0 5.9
Lil’ Red Rock 11.3 204.7 175.4 254.3 645.7 380.1 6.3
ORS12745 39.4 363.9 189.6 154.9 747.8 553.6 5.6
ORS12750 14.2 331.7 155.4 65.3 566.6 487.2 5.8
ORS7009 18.1 249.1 210.5 134.2 611.8 459.6 6.1
ORS7033B 17.7 235.0 230.1 242.9 725.8 465.2 6.4
Ocelott 17.1 455.7 165.8 17.6 656.1 621.5 5.3
Petite Perfection 18.8 473.6 102.0 27.7 622.1 575.6 5.3
Prestige 15.0 245.6 219.6 290.0 770.3 465.2 6.1
Primavera 11.8 309.6 221.2 308.9 851.5 530.9 5.9
Siegers B 18.5 485.6 134.5 78.4 717.1 620.2 5.5
Skyline 17.5 435.4 285.6 138.5 877.0 721.0 5.9
Skystar 20.9 507.8 129.0 43.9 701.6 636.9 5.5
Skyview 8.7 258.1 172.6 212.7 652.2 430.7 5.9
WDL0104 14.7 429.1 219.9 184.7 848.4 649.0 5.9

¹Yields are calculated using 100 percent seedless watermelon population. Ace Plus and SP-6 pollinizers were interplanted after triploid plants 1, 3, 5 and 7 (2 Ace Plus and 2 SP-6 = pollenizer 4 plants/plot). Fruit weights for each category are rounded to the nearest whole number.


Table 29. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Fruit number for all harvests, 1- 6. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit size category                                        
Average 762 6865 2396 1525 11548 9261 4.0
 Cultivar
 ≤ 3.0 lb
 3.1 – 7.0 lb
 7.1 – 9.0 lb
 ≥ 9.1 lb
Total  Frt. No.
Mkt. No.²
Total Frt. No./Plant
Belmont 581 5372 3194 2759 11906 8567 4.1
Cheetah 1307 5808 2105 1016 10237 7913 3.5
Extazy 944 7260 2541 2105 12850 9801 4.4
Leopard 944 6679 2251 1597 11471 8930 4.0
Lil’ Red Rock 436 3848 2178 2323 8785 6026 3.0
Ocelott 653 9583 2105 145 12487 11689 4.3
ORS12745 1742 7405 2468 1452 13068 9874 4.5
ORS12750 508 6461 1960 653 9583 8422 3.3
ORS7009 726 4937 2614 1234 9511 7550 3.3
ORS7033B 726 4429 2904 2178 10237 7333 3.5
Petite Perfection 726 9438 1307 290 11761 10745 4.1
Prestige 581 4864 2759 2759 10963 7623 3.8
Primavera 581 6171 2759 2686 12197 8930 4.2
Siegers B 726 9583 1742 799 12850 11326 4.4
Skyline 726 8494 3630 1379 14230 12124 4.9
Skystar 871 9874 1670 436 12850 11543 4.4
Skyview 363 5155 2178 1960 9656 7333 3.3
WDL0104 581 8204 2759 1670 13213 10963 4.6
LSD(0.05) 835 1907 1080 1220 2151 2082 0.7

¹Ranked according to total marketable number.
²Includes fruit ≥ 3 pounds.


Table 30. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent¹ of fruit

weight per acre per indicated size category for all harvests 1-6. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit Size Category
Average 3 49 26 22
Cultivar  ≤ 3.0 lb  3.1 – 7.0 lb 7.1 – 9.0 lb  ≥ 9.1 lb
Belmont 2 33  30 36
Cheetah 5 50 28 17
Extazy 3 46 24 27
Leopard 3 48 25 24
Lil’ Red Rock 2 32 27 39
ORS12745 5 49 25 21
ORS12750 2 59 27 12
ORS7009 3 41 34 22
ORS7033B 2 32 32 33
Ocelott 3 69 25 3
Petite Perfection 3 76 16 4
Prestige 2 32 29 38
Primavera 1 36 26 36
Siegers B 3 68 19 11
Skyline 2 50 33 16
Skystar 3 72 18 6
Skyview 1 40 26 33
WDL0104 2 51 26 22

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest nearest whole number.


Table 31. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent1 of fruit number per acre per indicated Fruit size category (FSC) for all harvests, 1-6. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Fruit Size Category
Average 7 59 21 14
Cultivar
FSC
≤ 3.0 lb
FSC
3.1 – 7.0 lb
FSC
7.1 – 9.0 lb
FSC
≥ 9.1 lb
Belmont 5 45 27 23
Cheetah 13 57 21 10
Extazy 7 56 20 16
Leopard 8 58 20 14
Lil’ Red Rock 5 44 25 26
ORS12745 13 57 19 11
ORS12750 5 67 20 7
ORS7009 8 52 27 13
ORS7033B 7 43 28 21
Ocelott 5 77 17 1
Petite Perfection 6 80 11 2
Prestige 5 44 25 25
Primavera 5 51 23 22
Siegers B 6 75 14 6
Skyline 5 60 26 10
Skystar 7 77 13 3
Skyview 4 53 23 20
WDL0104 4 62 21 13

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest whole number.


Table 32. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent1 of total fruit weight per acre per indicated harvests. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Average 72313
Cultivar
Harvests 1&2
Harvests 3&4
Harvests 5&6
Total Fruit Wt.
Belmont 31 24 45 86162
Cheetah 53 32 15 61078
Extazy 44 31 25 83425
Leopard 44 32 23 71569
Lil’ Red Rock 44 36 19 64570
ORS12745 47 27 26 74778
ORS12750 44 32 24 56664
ORS7009 58 19 23 61180
ORS7033B 47 27 26 72578
Ocelott 34 38 28 65609
Petite Perfection 40 29 31 62211
Prestige 37 29 34 77029
Primavera 43 31 26 85153
Siegers B 43 31 26 71707
Skyline 24 38 38 87701
Skystar 35 35 30 70161
Skyview 50 21 30 65217
WDL0104 34 32 34 84840

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest whole number.
* Data entered as zeros were not included in statistical analysis.


Table 33. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Percent¹ of total fruit number per acre per indicated harvests. Clinton, NC, 2017.

Cultivar
Harvests 1-2
Harvests  3-4
 Harvests  5-6
Total Fruit No.
Belmont 27 21 52 11906
Cheetah 43 32 25 10237
Extazy 38 31 31 12850
Leopard 39 28 33 11471
Lil’ Red Rock 40 32 27 8785
ORS12745 39 23 38 13068
ORS12750 38 30 33 9583
ORS7009 50 19 31 9511
ORS7033B 39 26 35 10237
Ocelott 31 34 35 12487
Petite Perfection 40 26 35 11761
Prestige 33 26 41 10963
Primavera 35 29 37 12197
Siegers B 40 29 31 12850
Skyline 21 35 44 14230
Skystar 32 33 35 12850
Skyview 41 23 37 9656
WDL0104 32 27 41 13213
Average 37 28 36 11548

¹Percentages for each fruit size category for each cultivar were rounded to the nearest whole number.
* Data entered as zeros were not included in statistical analysis.


Table 34.1. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Interior fruit quality. Clinton, NC, 2017.¹

Cultivar SS² Color³ Size4 Pop.5 LD6 Rind7 FF8
Belmont 11.5 4.4 1.3 1.0 1.1 16.2 3.8
Cheetah 11.7 4.4 1.6 1.1 1.0 12.3 3.9
Extazy 11.8 4.3 1.6 0.7 1.0 15.7 3.9
Leopard 10.8 3.9 1.9 0.5 1.0 13.6 3.7
Lil’ Red Rock 12.1 3.5 1.7 0.4 1.1 10.7 3.5
ORS12745 11.5 4.5 1.5 1.1 1.0 13.9 4.3
ORS12750 11.4 3.8 1.6 1.3 1.1 11.4 4.5
ORS7009 11.5 4.3 1.8 0.8 1.1 15.2 4.0
ORS7033B 11.4 4.3 2.2 1.5 1.0 12.4 3.6
Ocelott 13.6 4.7 1.3 0.7 1.1 12.9 4.3
Petite Perfection 12.1 4.3 1.5 0.2 1.1 6.7 3.8
Prestige 12.0 3.8 1.4 0.2 1.0 12.4 3.5
Primavera 11.4 4.5 1.3 0.3 1.0 14.3 4.2
Siegers B 11.4 3.7 1.2 1.1 1.0 15.0 3.8
Skyline 11.2 4.2 1.5 0.4 1.1 14.4 4.4
Skystar 11.3 4.3 1.2 0.4 1.1 10.4 4.7
Skyview 11.4 4.0 1.8 0.5 1.0 9.8 4.2
WDL0104 12.1 4.4 1.3 1.4 1.1 11.5 3.3
Average 11.7 4.2 1.5 0.8 1.1 12.7 4.0
LSD(0.05) 1.6 0.6 0.8 1.5 0.1 3.4 0.7

1 Most measurements w ere obtained from fruits in harvest 1 and 2.
2 SS = Indicates sw eetness, average of 5 melons per replication (20 total).
3 Rating: 1 = yellow , 2 = pink, 3 = red, 4 = medium-dark red, 5 = blood red.
4 Rating: 1=small (i.e. tomato), 3=medium, 5=large.
5 Average number of hard seeds couted within 5 melons per replication (20 total).
6 LD = Length and diameter ratio, average of 5 melons per replication (20 total).
7 Rind = Rind thickness (mm), measured from rind to w here w hite and colored flesh meet. to rind.
8 Fruit pressure w as taken by a penetrometer, Fruit Pressure Tester – FT011
from QA Supplies LLC, Norfolk Va.


Table 34.2. Triploid-Mini watermelon hybrid cultivar trial. Interior fruit quality. Hollow Heart Ratings9. Clinton, NC, 2017.¹

Cultivar HH1 HH2 HH3 HH4 HH5
Belmont 100 0 0 0 0
Cheetah 100 0 0 0 0
Extazy 100 0 0 0 0
Leopard 100 0 0 0 0
Lil’ Red Rock 95 0 5 0 0
ORS12745 100 0 0 0 0
ORS12750 100 0 0 0 0
ORS7009 100 0 0 0 0
ORS7033B 100 0 0 0 0
Ocelott 100 0 0 0 0
Petite Perfection 95 5 0 0 0
Prestige 88 12 0 0 0
Primavera 100 0 0 0 0
Siegers B 100 0 0 0 0
Skyline 100 0 0 0 0
Skystar 95 5 0 0 0
Skyview 100 0 0 0 0
WDL0104 100 0 0 0 0
Average
LSD(0.05)

HH Percentage Rating Scale:
HH1: No crack in flesh
HH2: Slight crack in flesh
HH3: Small crack in flesh
HH4: Med. separation in flesh
HH5: Complete separation in flesh
**HH4 & HH5 = Non-marketable


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