2001 Statewide Watermelon Trial Results - Weslaco, TX

Diploids

 

Entries / Seed source1/

Mktbl 2/ yld
 (lbs/A)

% Mktbl yld/size grade 3/
(lbs/fruit)

% culls
&
undersized
fruit 4/

% 5/
Germ

Vine decline  6/

25 - 30
20 - 25
15 - 20
10 - 15
5/24

6/1

 

 

Sangria              (3))

 

 

27,160

 

 

0

 

 

9

 

 

18

 

 

73

 

 

60

 

 

100

 

 

0.5

 

 

6.9

 

 

Celebration          (3)

 

 

35,139

 

 

2

 

 

8

 

 

58

 

 

32

 

 

35

 

 

100

 

 

0.7

 

 

9.3

 

 

RWM 8036          (3)

 

 

22,997

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

14

 

 

80

 

 

54

 

 

100

 

 

1.2

 

 

8.9

 

 

RWM 8110-VP    (3)

 

 

20,226

 

 

0

 

 

3

 

 

22

 

 

75

 

 

53

 

 

100

 

 

1.7

 

 

10

 

 

RWM 8114-VP    (3)

 

 

29,268

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

47

 

 

47

 

 

46

 

 

88

 

 

0.7

 

 

9.0

 

 

Piņata                  (7)

 

 

23,066

 

 

0

 

 

3

 

 

52

 

 

45

 

 

47

 

 

99

 

 

1.7

 

 

10

 

 

Festival                (7)

 

 

11,098

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

6

 

 

94

 

 

67

 

 

100

 

 

2.5

 

 

9.9

 

 

Big Stripe            (7)

 

 

33,153

 

 

0

 

 

13

 

 

28

 

 

59

 

 

38

 

 

96

 

 

0.5

 

 

8.3

 

 

WX  15                (7)

 

 

33,676

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

46

 

 

54

 

 

39

 

 

100

 

 

1.5

 

 

9.5

 

 

WX  8                  (7)

 

 

24,164

 

 

0

 

 

3

 

 

29

 

 

68

 

 

59

 

 

100

 

 

1.2

 

 

9.3

 

 

WX  190              (7)

 

 

20,383

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

29

 

 

71

 

 

66

 

 

97

 

 

0

 

 

7.9

 

 

WX  24                (7)

 

 

28,049

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

36

 

 

64

 

 

47

 

 

100

 

 

0

 

 

8.8

 

 

Summergold        (7)

 

 

21,185

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

50

 

 

50

 

 

60

 

 

100

 

 

1.5

 

 

9.5

 

 

Legacy                 (7)

 

 

20,489

 

 

0

 

 

8

 

 

32

 

 

60

 

 

59

 

 

100

 

 

3.5

 

 

10

 

 

Royal Sweet        (4)

 

 

30,314

 

 

0

 

 

2

 

 

36

 

 

62

 

 

47

 

 

100

 

 

0.5

 

 

9.4

 

 

Falcon                  (4)

 

 

22,352

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

57

 

 

43

 

 

69

 

 

100

 

 

0

 

 

4.9

 

 

Stargazer             (4)

 

 

21,672

 

 

8

 

 

0

 

 

37

 

 

55

 

 

48

 

 

100

 

 

0.7

 

 

7.9

 

 

Summer Flavor 790(1)

 

 

31,359

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

26

 

 

74

 

 

45

 

 

100

 

 

0.2

 

 

7.6

1/ Refer to list of participating seed companies/entry code
      2/Yield/A projections based on assumed 100 % planted acres of a given variety
      3/ % marketable fruit harvested per size grade
      4/Culled fruit predominately undersized fruit (<15/fruit)
     
5/ Percent of seeds that germinated within 7 days after planting.
        6/Vine decline Scale: 0= no disease symptoms;  5= 50% of plot with severe symptoms;10= All vines dead

           CULTURE (hybrids & triploids)

Beds = 80 A wide, raised, black plastic mulched

Transplanted = March 3, 2001 (transplants treated with Admire prior to removal from greenhouse).  In-row spacing - 2.5'

Irrigation =        Drip

Fertilization =     100 lbs/A N

Harvest =          May 31 - June 8.

Pest control =     Agri-Mek, Ridomil Gold/Bravo, Quadri, Nova

PROBLEMS:     Severe vine decline caused significant plant death and reduced yields.  Also some disease problems

(powdery mildew, gummy stem blight and Alternaria) and insects (leafminers, whiteflies, spidermites,

   

     2001 Statewide Watermelon Trial Results - Weslaco, TX

Triploids

Entries / Seed source1/

Mktbl 2/ yld
 (lbs/A)

% Mktbl yld/size grade 3/
(lbs/fruit)

% culls
&
undersized
fruit 4/

% 5/
Germ

Vine decline  6/

25 - 30
20 - 25
15 - 20
10 - 15
5/24

6/1

 

 

HMX  8914            (2)

 

 

37,160

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

21

 

 

79

 

 

52

 

 

57

 

 

0

 

 

3.6

 

 

ZG-8404                (8)

 

 

36,411

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

18

 

 

82

 

 

50

 

 

96

 

 

0.7

 

 

7.0

 

 

Millionaire              (2)

 

 

35,767

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

14

 

 

86

 

 

40

 

 

96

 

 

0

 

 

5.4

 

 

Super Seedless 7167(1)

 

 

34,965

 

 

0

 

 

2

 

 

21

 

 

77

 

 

47

 

 

96

 

 

0

 

 

3.6

 

 

Crispy Sweet           (8)

 

 

32,003

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

15

 

 

85

 

 

38

 

 

99

 

 

1.0

 

 

7.8

 

 

SSC 31782              (5)

 

 

31,132

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

46

 

 

54

 

 

45

 

 

93

 

 

0

 

 

5.6

 

 

Cooperstown           (4)

 

 

28,693

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

28

 

 

72

 

 

49

 

 

97

 

 

0.2

 

 

6.8

 

 

WX  55                  (7)

 

 

28,328

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

17

 

 

83

 

 

52

 

 

99

 

 

0

 

 

7.3

 

 

Sweetheart              (8)

 

 

27,927

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

18

 

 

82

 

 

51

 

 

99

 

 

0.5

 

 

7.5

 

 

Super Seedless 7177(1)

 

 

27,352

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

28

 

 

72

 

 

47

 

 

100

 

 

0.2

 

 

4.5

 

 

Gem Dandy            (7)

 

 

26,882

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

22

 

 

78

 

 

50

 

 

100

 

 

1.5

 

 

7.4

 

 

TRI-X 313              (3)

 

 

26,463

 

 

0

 

 

3

 

 

20

 

 

77

 

 

55

 

 

100

 

 

0.3

 

 

7.2

 

 

RWT 8096-VP        (3)

 

 

25,662

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

19

 

 

81

 

 

53

 

 

96

 

 

1.0

 

 

8.8

 

 

Super Seedless 7187(1)

 

 

25,035

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

29

 

 

71

 

 

47

 

 

100

 

 

0

 

 

5.3

 

 

TRI-X Carousel              (3)

 

 

24,321

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

12

 

 

88

 

 

50

 

 

90

 

 

0.7

 

 

7.5

 

 

Sugar Shack            (6)

 

 

23,397

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

25

 

 

75

 

 

53

 

 

94

 

 

0.7

 

 

8.0

 

 

Sugar Time             (6)

 

 

23,118

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

25

 

 

75

 

 

63

 

 

89

 

 

0.5

 

 

6.9

 

 

Fantastik                (1)

 

 

22,997

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

9

 

 

91

 

 

59

 

 

89

 

 

0

 

 

5.0

 

 

Millenium               (2)

 

 

21,324

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

29

 

 

71

 

 

50

 

 

97

 

 

0.7

 

 

6.8

 

 

Trillion                  (1)

 

 

15,679

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

4

 

 

96

 

 

69

 

 

85

 

 

0.5

 

 

5.1

 1/ Refer to list of participating seed companies/entry code
 2/; Yield/A projections based on assumed 100 % planted acres of a given variety
 3/ % marketable fruit harvested per size grade
4/Culled fruit predominately undersized fruit (<10/fruit)
5/ Percent of seeds that germinated within 7 days after planting.
 6/Vine decline Scale: 0= no symptoms; 5= 50% of plot with severe synptoms; 10= All  vines dead within plot