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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.

2022 seedless raw data.xlsx (73 kB)
Raw data from the trial

2022 seedless figures.pptx (74 kB)
Cultivars ranked from the greatest to the least values of each parameter