Watermelon Kaolack 500g
The watermelon kaolack seeds grow as oval-shaped fruit, large size, light green peel. This cylindrical round melon is called an icebox type because it is sizeable enough to fit in the refrigerator.
- These seeds are widely adapted, light green on the outside and bright red, firm, and fine-grained inner flesh that is super sweet.
- It has wonderful resistance to fusarium and anthracnosis (Colletotrichum legendarium).
- This product is well-appreciated and one of the most popular watermelon seeds grown in Nigeria.
Watermelon Kaolack 500g: Product features
- Sowing: 350-400g per hectare.
- Distance: 4-5 seeds per hole. Thin out when sprouted leaving the strongest plant.
- Days of maturity: 70-90 days.
- Package size: 500g.
- Fruit weight: 5-6kg.
- Fruit skin color: Light green, with fine medium green stripes.
- Inner flesh features: Red color, crunchy and sweet.
Optimum germination temperature: 27-32°C, with night temperature not lower than 24°C. Optimum growth temperatures at night are 18-20°C, and day 24-30°C, and for ripening 15- 25°C. 2.2
Watermelon Kaolack Seeds can be grown on a wide range of soil types although sandy soils are preferred. The highest yields will generally be produced on well-drained sandy-loam soils. Heavy clay soils, soils with obstructed drainage, or very shallow soils should be avoided. Soil pH should be about 5.8-6.2 (H2O). It is usually recommended to lime soil with pH values below 5.5 (H2O).
The soil must be thoroughly and deeply cultivated to obtain a good root system. This allows the optimal use of moisture and helps to prevent soil-borne diseases. The roots develop at a depth of 30-40cm and the soil structure at that level must be optimal. Soils must be free draining to below 1.2m.
Plant Population And Spacing
A general spacing of between 4,000 to 8,000 plants per hectare is recommended.
The seed of triploid watermelons is notoriously sensitive to very specific conditions during germination, as the tiny embryo is contained in a relatively large, hard seed coat. Temperature and moisture control is crucial to success, and too much moisture during germination can kill the seed.
Seedlings must be transplanted and watered as soon as possible after they have been obtained from the nursery. Planting trays should be kept cool and moist in the shade until used. When transplanting, roots should not be damaged by the application of unnecessary pressure around the root module. Soil should be watered into contact with the roots rather than pressed in.
Watermelon is reasonably sensitive to salt, displaying a 50% yield reduction in the range of EC 4-6 (mhos/cm at 25 C). Consult Farmsquare or a fertilizer or soil specialist on other remedies needed in terms of a soil sample result.
They include; Aphids, Cucumber Beetles. Squash Vine Borer Moths and Fusarium Wilt. Although some of these diseases can be treated early through close monitory of the farm with agrochemicals recommended for watermelon production.