10 Top Performing Watermelon Varieties

10 Top Performing Watermelon Varieties

For American Vegetable Grower’s inaugural presentation of “Variety Specs,”  a feature highlighting top performing varieties from leading seed breeders and distributors, we gathered information on the latest varieties with high yields, a good resistance package, and more — all in a very reader friendly format.

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Our first installment of variety specs focuses on watermelon, and as you will see in the following pages, key information including days to maturity, yield potential, weight, etc. — will be right at your fingertips.

Stay tuned, as each month we will feature a different crop. Coming soon: tomato varieties.

Bijou

Bijou

  • Company: Golden Valley Seed
  • Shape: Round
  • Weight/length: 3.5 to 4 pounds
  • Seedless/seeded: Seedless
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Fusarium 1,2; Anthracnose races 1,3; gummy stem blight; downy mildew
  • Color: Deep red
  • Holding ability in the field: Very good
  • Days to maturity: Medium-early
  • Yield potential: Very high yields
  • Region(s) best suited for production: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Southwestern U.S.
  • Brix level: 13% to 15%
  • Other attributes: Inside flesh is firm and crispy; it is good for individual servings

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