THUNDER* F1 Hybrid Watermelon

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • EXCELLENT FLAVOUR
  • FIRM FLESH
  • EARLY MATURITY

Thunder* is an early maturing diploid Crimson Sweet type watermelon with a very high yield potential.  It has a very dark green skin, with lighter green stripes.  Thunder* produces very uniform, round shaped fruit weighing 10 – 15 kg. The internal quality is excellent, with very firm flesh and excellent flavour.  Thunder* has intermediate resistance to Anthracnose race 1 (Co: 1) & Fusarium race 1 (Fon: 1).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Suggested plant populations of up to 6 000 plants per ha

CHARACTERISTIC*: THUNDER*
KIND: F1 hybrid watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai)
TYPE: Diploid Crimson Sweet
MATURITY: Early
GROWTH HABIT: Trailing
PLANT VIGOUR: Strong
SEASON: Spring to summer production
FRUIT WEIGHT: 10 – 15 kg
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
INTERNAL FLESH COLOUR: Red
RIND QUALITIES: Very dark green background with lighter green stripes
BRIX: Very high, 11 – 12 %
FLAVOUR: Excellent
UNIFORMITY: Very good
LEAF COVER: Good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): Intermediate resistance: Colletotrichum orbiculare race 1 (Co: 1) and Fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. niveum (Fon: 1)
AVERAGE SEED COUNT: 20 – 25 seeds per gram
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market and processing
POPULATION GUIDE: 6 000 final stand per ha
(60 – 100 cm in row, 1.6 – 2 meter between rows)