Guan, Wenjing; Haseman, Dean; Nowaskie, Dennis; and Egel, Dan, "2022 Standard-sized Triploid Watermelon Cultivar Evaluation in Indiana" (2022). Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. Paper 240.
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seedless, yield, quality, disease
A total of 6,600 acres of watermelons were planted in southern Indiana in 2021, making Indiana the sixth largest watermelon production state in the US, following Florida, Texas, Georgia, California, and North Carolina (USDA, 2022). Farmers select cultivars based on yield, disease resistance and fruit quality. This annual watermelon cultivar evaluation trial aims to provide watermelon producers and seed companies with information on the performances of different watermelon cultivars in southern Indiana.