KIND: F1 hybrid sweet melon (Cucumis melo L.)
TYPE: LSL type Eastern Shipper
MATURITY: About 75 days (after sowing during the warm season)
GROWTH HABIT: Trailing
PLANT VIGOUR: Good
SEASON: Warm season
FRUIT SIZE: Weight: Ave 1.8 to 2.2 kg. Dimension: 14 x 20 cm
FRUIT SHAPE: Oval
FRUIT SEED CAVITY: Very small
FLESH COLOUR: Salmon-orange
SUGAR CONTENT: High, 13 – 15 % brix
FLAVOUR: Excellent: sweet with good flavour
RIND COLOUR: Light green with white netting when ripe
SUTURES: None
STEM-END SLIPPING: Half slip
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
LEAF COVER: Good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis races 0 – 2 (Fom: 0 – 2) and Podosphaera xanthii (ex Sphaerotheca fuliginea) race 2 (Px: 2) (ex Sf)
POPULATION GUIDE: 10 000 to 12 000 final stand per ha
MARKET / END USE: Fresh market, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Medium to large fruit with excellent internal quality

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EXCELLENT INTERNAL QUALITY
  • LSL TYPE SWEET MELON
  • AVERAGE FRUIT WEIGHT 1.8 -2.2 KG
  • VERY HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL

Majestic is a new LSL Eastern Shipper type melon. Flesh texture is very firm with consistently high Brix levels of between 13 and 15 %. Majestic has excellent internal qualities with deep salmon orange flesh and a small seed cavity. Fruit taste has been proven to be superior compared to standard LSL varieties. Fruit are very uniform and attractive with an average weight of 1.8 to 2.2 kg. Majestic is widely adapted for warm season productions. Plants are vigorous with good heat tolerance. In addition, the variety has a good netting ability even in the cool season.

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