Sierra Madre (Hybrid)


Sierra Madre is part of Sakata’s new collection of exceptional watermelon genetics! Sierra Madre displays uniform, blocky fruit on vigorous vines. Fruit have a desirable darker Crimson Sweet rind pattern and internally show deep red, firm flesh with small pips. Benefits of this variety include extended shipping and field holding ability, excellent yield potential and fresh-cut market potential.

  • Excellent Yield Potential
  • Darker Crimson Sweet Attractive Rind Pattern
  • Deep Red Flesh with very small pip size
  • Very Firm Flesh with good potential for the fresh-cut market
  • Vigorous vines
  • Experimental# SWT8018
  • Patent Pending

Disease Key

Co Anthracnose Colletotrichum orbiculare
Fon Fusarium wilt Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. niveum
Db Gummy stem blight Didymella bryoniae
ZYMV Zucchini yellow mosaic Zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus

Resistance Terminology

HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.

IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.

T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.