Sierra Nevada (Hybrid)


Sierra Nevada is a member of our new era of exciting watermelon genetics! It can be best characterized by features including an attractive darker Crimson Sweet rind pattern, uniform, blocky fruit and vigorous vines. Benefits of this variety include excellent yield potential, extended shipping and field holding potential and firm flesh, making it a great choice for the fresh-cut market.

  • 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
  • Experimental# SWT8028
  • 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.