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Sierra Nevada (Hybrid)

Watermelon / Watermelon – Triploid

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


Days to Maturity


Disease Resistance

HR: Fon: 0, 1


Fruit Shape

Blocky Oval


Crimson Sweet



Exterior Color

Wide, Very Dark Green Stripes on Medium Green Background

Interior Color

Deep Red

Exterior Characteristics


Interior Characteristics


Plant Habit


Relative Maturity



Low Vigor Rootstock



17-21 Pounds

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Key to Resistance Codes
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.


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.