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Sierra Madre (Hybrid)

Watermelon
Watermelon / Watermelon – Triploid

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

Commercial

Disease Resistance

HR: Fon: 0, 1

Days to Maturity

85-90

Characteristics

Fruit Shape

Blocky Oval

Type

Crimson Sweet

Fruit/Bin

36s
45s

Exterior Color

Wide, Very Dark Green Stripes on Medium Green Background

Interior Color

Deep Red

Exterior Characteristics

Smooth

Interior Characteristics

Firm
Crisp

Market Use

Fresh
Processing

Plant Habit

Vigorous

Relative Maturity

Mid-early

Grafting

Low Vigor Rootstock

Dimensions

Weight

18-24 Pounds

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Key to Resistance Codes
CODE DISEASE PATHOGEN
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.

Disclaimer

Claims and other disclosed information are based on our observations and/or information from other sources. Crop performance depends on the interaction between the genetic potential of the seed, its physiological characteristics, the environment, including management, and other uncontrollable factors that may alter expected performance. Triploid hybrid watermelon varieties will on occasion produce empty white seed coats or hard, dark undeveloped seeds and, therefore, are not warranted to be completely “seedless”. Statements concerning the reaction of varieties to a specific pathogen, pest or stress are based on evaluation under defined conditions. These reactions can be affected by changes in environmental and biological factors, especially new pathogen races, pest biotypes or vectors of disease agents. Therefore, we give no warranty, express or implied, for crop performance relative to the information given; nor do we accept any liability for any loss, direct, indirect, or consequential, that may arise from any cause. Read all seed package labeling carefully to understand the terms and conditions of sale.