DIVINE F1 HYBRID SWEET MELON

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EXCELLENT INTERNAL QUALITY
  • FIRM, SWEET FLESH
  • AVERAGE FRUIT WEIGHT OF 1.8 – 2.5 KG
  • VERY HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL

Divine is an Eastern Shipper type melon, competing directly against varieties such as Athena. Flesh texture is very firm with consistently high Brix levels of between 12 and 15 %. Divine has excellent internal qualities with deep salmon-orange flesh and a small seed cavity. Fruit is very uniform and attractive with an average weight of 1.8 – 2.5 kg. Divine is widely adapted for cool to warm and warm-season productions. Plants are vigorous with good heat tolerance and with multi-phase fruit set. In addition, the variety has a good netting ability even in the cool season. Divine is highly resistant to Fusarium wilt race 2 and 3 (Fom: 2, 3) and Powdery mildew race 1 and 2 (Px: 1, 2) (ex Sf).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Sufficient potassium and calcium is essential when fruit begins to develop for improved shelf life and flavour
  • Contact area representative for the correct time to harvest

CHARACTERISTIC*: DIVINE
KIND:
 F1 hybrid sweet melon (Cucumis melo L.)
TYPE: Eastern Shipper
MATURITY: 75 – 80 days (after sowing during the warm season)
GROWTH HABIT: Vining
PLANT VIGOUR: Good
SEASON: Cool to warm and warm season
FRUIT SIZE: Weight: 1.8 – 2.5 kg. Dimension: 14 x 20 cm
FRUIT SHAPE: Oval
FRUIT SEED CAVITY: Very small
FLESH COLOUR: Salmon-orange
SUGAR CONTENT: High, 12 – 15 % 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) race 1 and 2 (Px: 1, 2) (ex Sf) and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp melonis race 2 and 3 (Fom: 2, 3)
POPULATION GUIDE: 12 000 – 15 000 final stand per ha
MARKET / END USE: Fresh market, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Large fruit with excellent internal quality