Watermelon Afri agri Products Ltd



Latin name: Citrullus lanatus L.



Variety Tested under # Maturity Plant type Fruits Disease resistance Remarks
Shape Size (cm) Avergae fruit weight (kg) Rind Flesh HR IR
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.
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.
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.
Sugar Baby varieties
Sugar Baby TT-0188 Very early Compact, good cover Round 20 x 20 3 – 5 Dark green with distinct veins; tough Brigh 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 x 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.

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In cases where specific races or strains of resistances are not noted, the variety is resistant or tolerant 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), Majstro Seeds (www.majstroseeds.com) and Pop Vriend Vegetable Seeds (www.popvriendvegetableseeds.com).

Explanation of disease resistance “HR” and “IR”, used codes and acronyms can be found here.

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