Dulce Nectar* F1 Hybrid Sweet Melon

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • FIRM, SWEET FLESH
  • EXCELLENT BRIX
  • UNIFORM FRUIT SIZE

Dulce Nectar* is an early maturing Honeydew type melon that is best suited for early and late season plantings, as well as for winter production in certain areas. The plants are vigorous with good leaf cover, protecting the fruit from the sun. Dulce Nectar* has an excellent setting ability, with very high yields. Fruit are round to oval with an average fruit size of around 1.5 – 2.0 kg in the cooler seasons. The flesh is very firm and Brix levels are excellent. Dulce Nectar* has high resistance to Fusarium Wilt race 2 (Fom: 2) and intermediate resistance to Powdery mildew races 1 and 2 (Px: 1, 2) (ex Sf).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Recommended for early and late season plantings, as fruit could become very large during summer

CHARACTERISTIC: DULCE NECTAR*
KIND: F1 hybrid sweet melon (Cucumis melo L.)
TYPE: Honeydew
MATURITY: 85 – 100 days (after sowing during the cool season
GROWTH HABIT: Vining
PLANT VIGOUR: Good
SEASON: Cool and Warm Season
FRUIT SIZE: Weight: 1.5 – 2 kg in cool season
FRUIT SHAPE: Round to oval
FRUIT SEED CAVITY: Very small
FLESH COLOUR: Light green
SUGAR CONTENT: High, 12 – 14 % brix
FLAVOUR: Excellent: sweet with good flavour
RIND COLOUR: Creamy white
SUTURES: None
STEM-END SLIPPING: None
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
LEAF COVER: Good
DISEASE REACTION:
High resistance: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis race 2 (Fom: 2)
Intermediate resistance: Podosphaera xanthii (ex Sphaerotheca fuliginea) races 1 and 2 (Px: 1, 2) (ex Sf)
POPULATION GUIDE: 12 000 – 15 000 final stand per ha
MARKET / END USE: Fresh market, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Large sized fruit with excellent internal quality