DON QUIXOTE F1 HYBRID SWEET MELON

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EXCELLENT INTERNAL QUALITY
  • EXCELLENT BRIX AND FLAVOUR
  • AVERAGE FRUIT WEIGHT 3 – 5 KG
  • VERY HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL

Don Quixote is a Piel de Sapo type melon. It is adapted to a wide range of growing conditions. It is very productive, with attractive fruit and has excellent internal quality with tolerance to glassiness and excellent storage ability. Don Quixote has a very high sugar content and unbeatable flavour with Brix levels of up to 18 %.  It gives a very large fruit of 3 – 5 kg. Don Quixote has high resistance to Melon necrotic spot virus (MNSV) and Fusarium wilt races 0-2 (Fom: 0-2) and intermediate resistance to Powdery mildew [(Gc: 1) (ex Ec) & (Px: 1, 2, 5) (ex Sf)].

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Plant population of 6000 to 8000 plants per hectare
  • Contact area representative for the correct time to harvest

Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: DON QUIXOTE
KIND: F1 hybrid sweet melon (Cucumis melo L.)
TYPE: Piel de Sapo
MATURITY: 90 days
GROWTH HABIT: Vining
PLANT VIGOUR: Very good
SEASON: Cool to warm season and warm to cool
FRUIT SIZE: Weight: 3 to 5 kg
FRUIT SHAPE: Oval
FRUIT SEED CAVITY: Small
FLESH COLOUR: White
SUGAR CONTENT: High, 16 – 18 % brix
FLAVOUR: Excellent: sweet with good flavour
RIND COLOUR: Green with light netting
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
LEAF COVER: Very good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
High resistance: Melon necrotic spot virus (MNSV) and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis races 0 – 2 (Fom: 0 – 2).
Intermediate resistance: Golovinomyces cichoracearum (ex Erysiphe cichoracearum) race 1 (Gc: 1) (ex Ec) and Podosphaera xanthii (ex Sphaerotheca fuliginea) races 1,2 and 5 (Px: 1,2,5) (ex Sf)
POPULATION GUIDE: 6000 – 8000 final stand per ha
MARKET / END USE: Fresh market, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Large fruit with excellent internal quality and taste