15 Watermelons You Should Check Out

Breeder: Syngenta Type: Seedless crimson sweet Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to Fusarium Wilt (race 1) and Anthracnose (race 1) Days to Maturity: 89 Yield Potential: 45-count size Region(s): Midwest, Northeast Other attributes: Dark skin color, works well in a planting schedule with ‘Fascination.’ Syngenta-US.com/Seed RispensSeeds.com
Type: Personal seedless tiger striped Days to Maturity: 60 to 75 Yield Potential: 4- to 6-lb fruit; likelihood for six melons per box Region(s): Flexible variety for most regions and seasons Other attributes: Excellent internal qualities, such as deep-red color, crunchy and tasty flesh with a high brix and long shelf live. Hazera.com
Type: Seedless Disease resistance/Tolerance: High resistance to Colletotrichum orbiculare (Co), race 1; Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. niveum (Fon), race 1 Days to Maturity: 81 Yield Potential: 50% or more 36-count fruit; Region: Eastern U.S. Other attributes: Large, oval-shaped fruit with a classic Crimson stripe appearance. Matures up to seven days earlier than the current standard. Improved flesh quality over standard varieties in this segment. Syngenta-US.com/Seed
Type: Triploid Days to Maturity: 85, from transplant Region: All growing regions Other attributes: Ranked “top marketable yielder” in recent university trials Nice round-oval shape. Tiny pips and deep red, flavorful flesh. SakataVegetables.com
Breeder: Eran Yossov Type: Personal seedless tiger striped Days to maturity: 60-70 Yield potential: Size is 3 to 5 lb., with a high percentage of 8 in the box Region(s): Good for early, medium and late seasons, flexible variety for most regions Other attributes: Excellent internal qualities, such as deep red flesh color, crunchy and tasty, extra-high brix, and a long shelf life Hazera.com
Breeder: Colorado Seed Company Type: Seedless watermelon Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to Co, race 1 and Fon, race 1 Days to Maturity: 90 to 95 Region: Eastern U.S. Other attributes: Attractive deep red flesh is super crisp with igh brix and small seed pips. Premont has excellent shipping capabilities and shelf life CliftonSeed.com
Type: Crimson Days to Maturity: 89 Yield Potential: Averages 16 to 20 lbs. Other attributes: Red Amber has a strong, vigorous plant that produces a uniform set of high quality oval fruit. The very dark red interior has a crisp texture and contrasts well with the medium green background and medium dark green stripe. EnzaZaden.com
Type: Crimson Days to maturity: 84 Yield potential: The strong vigorous plant produces uniform 16 – 20 lb oval fruit with deep red flesh Region(s): Wide adaptability in trials in the eastern US & Texas Other attributes: Red Garnet is a prolific dark green crimson type seedless watermelon EnzaZaden.com
Breeder: Enza Zaden Type: Crimson seedless watermelon Days to Maturity: 84 Yield Potential: 45 counts Region: Eastern U.S. Other attributes: Red Opal has shown itself to be a very prolific seedless watermelon with a concentrated set of fruit. The light green background with a medium dark green stripe contrasts well with the bright red internal flesh color. Seedway.com EnzaZaden.com
Type: Hybrid triploid crimson sweet Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to Co, race 1 and Fon, races 0,1 Days to Maturity: 88 Other attributes: Sweet Polly is an oval, blocky watermelon with vivid red flesh. It weighs 15 to 18 lbs at maturity. Siegers.com
Type: Triploid Days to maturity: From transplant, 85 days Region(s): All growing regions Other attributes: Very strong vines, bears fruit with crisp, firm, and tasty flesh SakataVegetables.com
Type: Mini seedless Other attributes: Personal seedless variety, very firm and crisp flesh, excellent taste and flavor. GoldenValleySeed.com
Distributors: Rupp Seeds; Stokes Seeds Type: Triploid hybrid; Crimson sweet Disease resistance/Tolerance: Tolerance to hollow heart; HR: Co, race 1; IR: Fon, race 1 Days to Maturity: 84 to 85 Region: Eastern U.S. Other attributes: Excellent internal characteristics like small pips, low frequency of hard seed and hollow heart. This oblong, 8 kg watermelon with vigorous vines has high brix and excellent pulp quality. Seminis.com; RuppSeeds.com; StokesSeeds.com
Type: Improved 52-44 Days to Maturity: 85 to 90 from transplanting Region: All of U.S. SeedsByDesign.com
Type: Personal Crimson sweet Yield Potential: 9 melons/square meter with 1-foot spacing in CA trial Other attributes: The bright scarlet flesh is crisp and full flavored with a brix of 11 in trials. Size is 2 to 3 kg, and it’s extremely strong and productive. VoloAgri.com

Compare these varieties’ disease resistances, regions, and other features to find the right one for you.

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