Latin name: 
Citrullus lanatus L.
Variety Tested under # Matu rity Plant type Fruits Disease resistance Remarks
Shape Size (cm) Average fruit weight (kg) Rind Flesh HR IR
Sugar Baby varieties                  
Sugar Baby TT-0188 Very early Compact, good cover Round 20 3 - 5 Dark green with distinct veins; tough Bright red, finely grained, sweet texture     Good productivity, Very early standard variety, good shipper
PW373 F1 TT-0093 Very early Compact, very good cover Round 25 4 - 6 Dark green with distinct veins, tough Deep bright red,    Co;Fon Hybrid Sugar Baby type. Producing high yields of high quality fruits. VEry good shipper
Kaolak varieties                  
Kaolack TT-0257 Early Medium strong vigour, good cover Nearly round 25 x 20 6 - 8 Light grey green with darker stripes Dark pink, fine and crisp structure, very sweet   Co Most popular variety in Nigeria. Tolerance to Anthracnose
PW402 F1 TT-0249 Early Medium strong vigour, excellent cover Neary round to slightly oval 30 x 25 6 - 8 Light grey green with slighlt darker stripes Bright dark red, firm flesh with fine and crisp structure, very sweet   Co; Fon Hybrid Kaolack type. Very productive, high quality fruits
Crimson Sweet varieties                
Crimson Sweet TT-0271 Mid-early Medium strong vigour, good cover Oval 30 x 25 7 - 10 Distinct light green with dark green stripes Bright red, very firm and crisp flesh, very sweet   Co: Fon

Standard variety. Excellent quality, Good yields of high quality fruits. Good shipper

Charleston Grey varieties                
Charleston Grey TT-0269 Early Strong vigour, good cover Oblong 60 x 25 11-12 Light green with darker stripes Bright red; smooth; firm and sweet   Co; Fon Standard variety. Excellent shipper

Legend & Disclaimer

Scientific name
Colletotrichum orbiculare
Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum
English name
Fusarium wilt


In cases where specific races or strains are not noted, the variety is resistant to some, but not necessarily all known races or strains of the pathogen.
We have exercised the utmost care compiling these variety descriptions. For the Nigerian market we made some adjustments in the original descriptions from our suppliers based on results in our trials at Kano. For all details on varieties listed, including latest information on resistances, please refer to the websites of our suppliers Enza Zaden (www.enzazaden.com) and Pop Vriend Zaden (www.popvriendvegetableseeds.com).