2002 Statewide Watermelon Trial Results - Lubbock, TX.

Diploids

 

 

 

Entries Seed Source1/

 

Mktbl

yld

(lbs/A)

 

%

plant

stand

 

%

Mktbl

yld 2/

 

% of mbtbl fruit harvested / size grade 3/

(lbs/fruit)

 

>30

 

25-30

 

20-25

 

15-20

 

Summer Flavor 800 (1)

 

56,301

 

95

 

70

 

6

 

26

 

40

 

28

 

Royal Sweet 4/ (5)

 

55,196

 

88

 

75

 

15

 

27

 

35

 

23

 

Rojo Grande (8)

 

50,339

 

83

 

60

 

12

 

25

 

38

 

25

 

Dulce (8)

 

57,097

 

63

 

80

 

30

 

20

 

35

 

15

 

Gold Strike (8)

 

49,059

 

63

 

65

 

9

 

23

 

38

 

30

 

Summer Flavor 810 (1)

 

54,919

 

75

 

59

 

29

 

37

 

16

 

20

 

Jamboree (6)

 

47,062

 

78

 

58

 

9

 

20

 

24

 

47

 

RWM 8134 (6)

 

52,681

 

68

 

70

 

30

 

27

 

23

 

20

 

RWM 8133 (6)

 

44,350

 

73

 

58

 

0

 

11

 

62

 

27

 

Ole (8)

 

46,824

 

65

 

69

 

29

 

22

 

25

 

24

 

RWM 8074-VP (6)

 

43,170

 

43

 

64

 

27

 

25

 

21

 

27

 

Festival (8)

 

39,029

 

68

 

66

 

22

 

20

 

29

 

30

 

Pinata (8)

 

37,963

 

67

 

60

 

9

 

18

 

49

 

24

 

Summer Flavor 790 (1)

 

32,147

 

78

 

53

 

8

 

13

 

36

 

45

 

HSR 2942 (4)

 

29,142

 

55

 

54

 

6

 

13

 

41

 

40

1/ Seed Source: 2/ % mktbl yld = based on once over harvest ( 8/7/02). All fruit
1- Abbott & Cobb striped from vines consequently excessive of
2- d. Palmer undersized fruits culled.
3- Hazera 3/ Percentages /grade based only on percent of the total marketable
4- Hollar fruits harvested.
5- Petoseed/Seminis 4/ Check entry
6- Rogers/Syngenta
7- Shamrock Note = The predominant cull class was undersized fruit due to once over
8- Willhite harvest. Consequently, this resulted in the harvest of immature
fruit and maybe a reflection of a late maturing variety.

Culture: Replicated (4) randomized block design with 10 plants / rep.
Transplant established (5/16/02) using a water wheel transplanter
Triploid and diploid entries intermixed.
Grown with drip irrigation and black plastic mulch
Herbicides= Dual Magnum 1 pt/A in strips between mulch on May 24 & 1.5 pt/A Fusilade on May 30
Fertilizer: 300 lb/A 16-20-0 preplant; Sidedressed 30 lbs N on June 13 and 10; and July 2.
4 hives honeybees  

Problems: A thunderstorm producing 3 precipitation 2 days after transplanting washed much of the soil from the edges of the plastic mulch, and several thunderstorms over the next few days produced windsin excess of 50 mph. Long strips of plastic mulch were stripped from the beds, and a number of plants were pulled or injured. Consequently plants stands varied across plots.

 

2002 Statewide Watermelon Trial Results - Lubbock, TX.

Triploids

 

 

 

Entries Seed Source1/

 

Mktbl

yld

(lbs/A)

 

%

plant

stand

 

%

Mktbl

yld 2/

 

% of mbtbl fruit harvested / size grade 3/

(lbs/fruit)

 

>30

 

25-30

 

20-25

 

15-20

 

10-15

 

Samba (7)

 

66,021

 

90

 

79

 

0

 

20

 

39

 

38

 

4

 

Gem Dandy (8)

 

63,435

 

65

 

72

 

0

 

1

 

22

 

33

 

43

 

TriX 313 (6)

 

60,576

 

83

 

82

 

0

 

0

 

20

 

37

 

43

 

5031 (5)

 

58,943

 

80

 

75

 

1

 

4

 

19

 

53

 

24

 

Vertigo (3)

 

57,790

 

90

 

73

 

0

 

0

 

23

 

51

 

27

 

Super Seedless 7167 (1)

 

57,717

 

80

 

89

 

0

 

0

 

10

 

34

 

56

 

Sweet Slice (8)

 

55,131

 

60

 

75

 

1

 

0

 

21

 

56

 

23

 

Dulce Grande (2)

 

54,723

 

78

 

76

 

0

 

5

 

37

 

30

 

29

 

Tri X Shadow (6)

 

52,545

 

60

 

77

 

0

 

0

 

27

 

31

 

43

 

Sweet EatN (20

 

51,864

 

70

 

83

 

0

 

0

 

20

 

35

 

46

 

Shamen (2)

 

51,592

 

75

 

75

 

0

 

0

 

24

 

40

 

36

 

RWT 8096-VT (6)

 

50,503

 

75

 

78

 

0

 

0

 

18

 

55

 

28

 

H5015 (3)

 

47,916

 

73

 

70

 

0

 

0

 

21

 

47

 

33

 

ACX 8043 (1)

 

47,100

 

65

 

70

 

4

 

9

 

37

 

41

 

10

 

Summer Sweet 5244 (1)

 

42,199

 

55

 

70

 

0

 

0

 

31

 

33

 

37

 

Super Seedless 7187 (1)

 

41,927

 

55

 

75

 

0

 

0

 

24

 

47

 

29

 

Tri X Palomar (6)

 

41,655

 

68

 

73

 

0

 

8

 

11

 

33

 

49

 

Dillion (3)

 

38,388

 

73

 

70

 

0

 

0

 

16

 

29

 

57

 

Sugar Slice (8)

 

33,623

 

50

 

60

 

0

 

0

 

25

 

22

 

53

 

Seedless Sangria (6)

 

14,566

 

40

 

52

 

0

 

11

 

38

 

51

 

0

1/ Seed Source: 2/ % mktbl yld = based on once over harvest (8/7/02 ). All fruit
1- Abbott & Cobb striped from vines consequently excessive of
2- d. Palmer undersized fruits culled.
3- Hazera 3/ Percentages /grade based only on percent of the total marketable
4- Hollar fruits harvested.
5- Petoseed/Seminis 4/ Check entry
6- Rogers/Syngenta
7- Shamrock
8- Willhite 

Culture: Replicated (4) randomized block design with 10 plants / rep.
Transplant established (5/16/02) using a water wheel transplanter
Triploid and diploid entries intermixed.
Grown with drip irrigation and black plastic mulch
Herbicides= Dual Magnum 1 pt/A in strips between mulch on May 24 & 1.5 pt/A Fusilade on May 30
Fertilizer: 300 lb/A 16-20-0 preplant; Sidedressed 30 lbs N on June 13 and 10; and July 2.
4 hives honeybees

Problems: A thunderstorm producing 3 precipitation 2 days after transplanting washed much of the soil from the edges of the plastic mulch, and several thunderstorms over the next few days produced windsin excess of 50 mph. Long strips of plastic mulch were stripped from the beds, and a number of plants were pulled or injured. Consequently plants stands varied across plots.