Sensei* F1 Hybrid Watermelon

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • DEEP RED FLESH COLOUR
  • EXCELLENT FLAVOUR
  • VERY FIRM FLESH
  • EARLY MATURING

SENSEI* is a very early maturing diploid Crimson Sweet type watermelon.  It has an excellent internal quality with an extraordinary deep red flesh colour. The flesh is very firm with a very good tolerance to internal cracking.  SENSEI* has a high brix and excellent flavour. Fruit uniformity is very good with an average weight of about 7 – 10 kg.  SENSEI has intermediate resistance to Anthracnose race 1 (Co: 1) & Fusarium race 1 (Fon: 1). 

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Plant populations of up to 6 000 plants per ha are suggested
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC: SENSEI*
KIND: F1 hybrid watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai)
TYPE: Diploid Crimson Sweet
MATURITY: Early
GROWTH HABIT: Trailing
PLANT VIGOUR: Medium Strong
SEASON: Spring to Summer production
FRUIT WEIGHT: 7-10 kg
FRUIT SHAPE: Round-oval
INTERNAL FLESH COLOUR: Deep red
RIND QUALITIES: Medium light green with fairly dark green stripes
BRIX: Very high, 11 – 12 %
FLAVOUR: Excellent
UNIFORMITY: Very good
LEAF COVER: Good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): Intermediate resistance: Colletotrichum orbiculare race 1 (Co: 1) and Fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. niveum (Fon: 1)
AVERAGE SEED COUNT: 20 – 25 seeds per gram
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market and processing
POPULATION GUIDE: 6 000 final stand per ha (60 – 100 cm in row, 1.6 – 2 meter between rows)
SPECIAL FEATURES: Deep red flesh and excellent taste