HONEYPAC F1 HYBRID SWEET MELON

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

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

Honeypac is a Honeydew type melon suited for open field production. Honeypac is best suited for autumn and winter plantings, producing large-sized fruit with good uniformity and high Brix. The plants are vigorous and have a good leaf cover and strong vines. The fruit has small seed cavities with very firm flesh texture. Fruit are oval in shape, with an average weight of 1.5 – 2.0 kg during the cool season. Honeypac has high resistance to Fusarium wilt race 2 (Fom: 2) and Powdery mildew race 1 (Gc: 1) (ex Ec) and intermediate resistance to Powdery mildew race 2 (Gc: 1) (ex Ec).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for autumn and winter production in sub-tropical areas

CHARACTERISTIC*: HONEYPAC
KIND:
 F1 hybrid sweet melon (Cucumis melo L.)
TYPE: Honeydew
MATURITY: 85 – 100 days (after sowing during the warm season)
GROWTH HABIT: Vining
PLANT VIGOUR: Good
SEASON: Cool season
FRUIT SIZE: Weight: 1.5 – 2.0 kg. Dimension: 24 x 16 cm
FRUIT SHAPE: Oval
FRUIT SEED CAVITY: Small
FLESH COLOUR: Green
SUGAR CONTENT: High, 12 – 14 % brix
FLAVOUR: Excellent: sweet with good flavour
RIND COLOUR: Smooth white
SUTURES: None
STEM-END SLIPPING: None
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
LEAF COVER: Very good
DISEASE REACTION:
High resistance: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis race 2 (Fom: 2), Golovinomyces cichoracearum (ex Erysiphe cichoracearum) race 1 (Gc: 1) (ex Ec)
Intermediate resistance: Golovinomyces cichoracearum (ex Erysiphe cichoracearum) race 2 (Gc: 2) (ex Ec)
POPULATION GUIDE: 12 000 – 15 000 final stand per ha
MARKET / END USE: Fresh market, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Medium-sized fruit with excellent internal quality