Sweet Melon

Selection of valuable varieties
CANARY TYPE FOR OPEN FIELD CULTURE
HYBRID CHARACTERISTICS PLANT/FRUIT REMARKS
F1 YELLOW STONE Medium late variety. *85 days. Can be grown even on salty soils without irrigation. Very strong plants with a remarkable big root system. Yellow Stone is producing large elongated yellow skinned, slightly ribbed fruits of 2,5-3 kg. Cream-greenish crispy flesh. Long shelf melon which can be stored for a long time. Very big producer.
Also the following hybrids are available. Ask for our special product leaflet.
  • Galia type for greenhouse and open field cultures.
SWEET MELON - USEFUL INFORMATION
GREENHOUSE CULTURE OPEN FIELD CULTURE
Number of seeds per g 30-35 sds 30-35 sds
Sowing depth 1,5-2 cm 1,5-2 cm
Optimum germ. Temperature 25 ˚C 25 ˚C
Seeds per 1.000 M2 70 g or 2.200 sds 100 g or 3.000 sds
Planting distance 80/ 120 cm x 50 cm 120-150 x 50-60 cm
Plants per 1.000 m2 2.000 plants 2.660 plants
Optimum conductivity in soil 0,9-1,2 mS 0,9-1,2 mS
Optimum pH in soil pH 5,5-6,8 pH 5,5-6,8
Fruit setting If bees are not sufficiently present, put beehives in the greenhouse during the period of pollination.
Pruning Prune side stems in greenhouse after first fruit.
Advice Consult our crop specialists for more crop information and fertigation recommendations.