ADORE F1 HYBRID SWEET MELON

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • VERY GOOD INTERNAL QUALITY
  • FIRM, SWEET FLESH
  • AVERAGE FRUIT WEIGHT OF 1.5 – 2.0 KG
  • VERY HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL

Adore is an Eastern Shipper type melon, competing directly against varieties such as Athena. Adore has vigorous plants with good fruit set and high resistance against Powdery mildew race 1 and 2 (Px: 1, 2) (ex Sf) and Fusarium wilt race 2 and 3 (Fom: 2, 3). Because Adore’s fruit are slightly smaller than that of Divine, Adore may be used for warm season production and Divine for cooler seasons.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Sufficient potassium and calcium when fruit begin to develop is important for improved shelf life and flavour
  • Contact area representative for the correct time to harvest
  • We recommend planting in spring and summer in order for the fruit to develop during warm weather for the best size and quality

Description

KIND: F1 hybrid sweet melon (Cucumis melo L.)
TYPE: Eastern Shipper
MATURITY: 70 – 80 days (after sowing during the warm season)
GROWTH HABIT: Trailing
PLANT VIGOUR: Good
SEASON: Warm
FRUIT SIZE: Weight: 1.5 – 2.0 kg. Dimension: 13 x 17 cm
FRUIT SHAPE: Oval
FRUIT SEED CAVITY: Small
FLESH COLOUR: Salmon-orange
SUGAR CONTENT: High, 11 – 14 % brix
FLAVOUR: Excellent: sweet with good flavour
RIND COLOUR: Yellow with white netting when ripe
SUTURES: None
STEM-END SLIPPING: Easy
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
LEAF COVER: Good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Podosphaera xanthii (ex Sphaerotheca fuliginea) races 1 and 2 (Px: 1, 2) (ex Sf) and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp melonis races 2 and 3 (Fom: 2, 3)
POPULATION GUIDE: 12 000 – 15 000 final stand per ha
MARKET / END USE: Fresh market
SPECIAL FEATURES: Large, uniform fruit