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Group Title: NFREC Research report - University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences ; 90-3
Title: Watermelon variety evaluation, 1982-1988
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Title: Watermelon variety evaluation, 1982-1988
Series Title: NFREC Research report
Physical Description: 10 p. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Olson, Stephen Michael
Snell, J. M
North Florida Research and Education Center (Quincy, Fla.)
Publisher: North Florida Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Quincy Fla
Publication Date: 1990
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Subject: Watermelons -- Varieties -- Evaluation -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Watermelon industry -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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1988


S. M. Olson and J. M. Snell
Associate Professor and Biological Scie'ntist III --. -... .. -.
North Florida Research and Education Center Central Science
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Quincy, Florida 32351 Library
Telephone 904/627-9236
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TABLE 1

WATERMELON

VARIETY TRIAL RESULTS QUINCY


Unit Reporting: North Florida Research and Education Center

Leader: S. M. Olson

Planted: April 2, 1982

Harvested: July 6 and July 13, 1982

Soil: Orangeburg loamy fine sand



Cultivar/ Yield (cwt/A) Average Fruit
Breeding Line Source Early Total Weight (lb)

FL 81-2 CFREC 113.7 bcz 245.0 d 9.5 d

Mickylee CFREC 284.8 a 501.0 a 11.9 d

Sugarlee CFREC 77.8 cd 272.0 d 19.3 c

Dixielee CFREC 77.5 cd 229.3 d 22.2 bc

Jubilee Asgrow 20.1 d 391.5 bc 29.5 a
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mirage Asgrow 21.0 d 257.6 d 23.0 bc

Charleston Grey 133 Northrup King 182.3 b 457.6 ab 25.8 ab

Crimson Sweet Asgrow 154.6 b 305.0 cd 21.7 c


ZMean separation by Duncan's multiple range test, 5% level

Comments: In-row spacing 48 in., except FL 81-2 and Mickylee 24 in., between
row spacing 12 ft. Overhead irrigation. Fertilizer applied 130-60-140 lb/A
N-P205-K 0.








TABLE 2


WATERMELON
VARIETY TRIAL-RESULTS QUINCY

Unit Reporting: North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, Florida

Leader: S. M. Olson

Planted: May 9, 1983, replanted from March 29; 3 harvests

Harvested: July 19 25, 1983

Soil: Orangeburg loamy fine sand

Cultivar/ Yield Average Fruit
Breeding Line Source (cwt/A) Weight (Ib)

Royal Charleston Petoseed 217.9 a" 14.5 bc
Mickylee CFREC i 270.2 a 6.4 hi
S81CS CFREC 234.9 ab 13.5 b-e
Charleston Grey Asgrow 234.0 ab 14.3 bcd
Minilee CFREC 209.0 abc 4.3 i

Sugar Baby Northrup King 207.4 abc 7.2 h
Crimson Sweet Northrup King 201.7 bcd 11.8 efg
Mirage Asgrow 197.4 bcd 11.7 efg
F82SE CFREC 190.6 bcd 10.3 fg
XPH5024 Asgrow 187.6 b-e 11.6 efg

Prince Charles Petoseed 172.0 b-f 13.5 b-e
F82CE CFREC 171.7 b-f 9.6 g
Charleston Grey 133 Northrup King 170.6 b-g 12.9 b-e
Sunshade Asgrow 155.2 c-g 12.3 c-f
S81NW CFREC 144.6 c-g 15.1 ab


Royal Jubilee
* Jubilee
F82NE
* Jubilee
F82NW


Petoseed
Asgrow
CFREC
Northrup King
CFREC


ZMean separation Duncan's Multiple Range Test, 5% level.


Comments: In-row spacing 48 in., except
row spacing 12 ft. Overhead irrigation.
N-P20 -K20.


Mickylee and Minilee 24 in., between
Fertilizer applied 150-100-180 lb/A


139.5
135.8
119.8
115.1
102.8


c-g
d-g
efg
fg
g


14.0
17.2
11.9
14.3
14.3


b-e
a
d-g
bcd
bcd







TABLE 3


WATERMELON
VARIETY TRIAL RESULTS QUINCY

Unit Reporting: North Florida Research and Education Center

Leader: S. M. Olson

Planted: March 28, 1984

Harvested: June 29 and July 9, 1984

Soil: Orangeburg loamy fine sand


Cultivar/ Yield Average Fruit
Breeding Line Source (cwt/A) Weight (Ib)


Mirage
Au-Jubilant
Mickylee
* Crimson Sweet
Minilee


Asgrow
Al AES,
CFREC
Northrup King
CFREC


XPH 5078 Asgrow 388.8 ab 13.8 fg
Au-Producer AL AES 383.8 abc 17.1 de
Jubilee-Imp. Northrup King 368.9 abc 25.0 a
Royal Sweet Petoseed 359.4 abc 17.1 de
XPH 957 Asgrow 358.1 abc 13.4 g

F 83 NE CFREC 355.5 abc 20.3 bcd
F 82 NW CFREC 353.7 abc 22.1 ab
Royal Jubilee Petoseed 328.2 abc 19.7 bcd
Royal Charleston Petoseed 319.1 abc 19.3 b-e
Prince Charles Petoseed 318.6 abc 18.6 cde


* Charleston Grey
S 82 NW
S 81 NW
Charlee
XPH 5024


Asgrow
CFREC
CFREC
CFREC
Asgrow


317.8
276.3
268.3
256.6
210.5


abc
bc
bc
bc
c


17.3
21.1
22.2
19.8
16.4


de
bc
ab
bcd
ef


ZMean separation


by Duncan's Multiple Range Test, 5% level.


Comments: In-row spacing 40 in., except Mickylee and Minilee 20 in., between
row spacing 12 ft. Grown on black polyethylene mulch with overhead
irrigation. Fertilizer applied 150-100-180 Ib/A N-P20s-K 0.


458.5
424.8
423.8
393.3
389.6


19.7
22.5
7.2
17.4
5.9


bcd
ab
h
de
h


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TABLE 4


WATERMELON
VARIETY TRIAL-RESULTS QUINCY

Unit Reporting: North Florida Research and Education Center

Leader: S. M. Olson and J. M. Snell

Planted: March 20, 1985

Harvested: June 17 June 28, 1975; 3 harvests

Soil: Orangeburg loamy fine sand


Average Fruit Size
Fruit Distribution
Cultivar/ Yield Weight %
Breeding Line Source (cwt/A) (Ibs) <20 Ibs 20-30 lbs >30 lbs

Prince Charles Petoseed 595.3 a" 25.3 de 16 c-e 67 a-c 17 e-h
Charleston Elite Northrup King 581.0 ab 25.3 de 16 c-e 70 a-c 14 e-h
Charleston Grey 133 Northrup King 570.7 ab 24.0 e-g 20 b-e 74 a 6 gh
SW4 CFREC 559.5 ab 27.3 b-d 12 c-e 53 a-d 35 b-d
Mickylee CFREC 548.7 ab 12.8 i 95 a 5 e 0 h



Mirage Asgrow 543.3 a-c 25.5 c-e 4 e 70 a-c 26 c-e
NVH 4254 Northrup King 540.2 a-c 24.5 d-f 19 b-e 66 a-c 15 e-h
F84 SW CFREC 530.7 a-c 27.2 b-d 3 e 72 ab 25 c-f
Charleston Grey Asgrow 529.5 a-c 23.8 e-g 25 b-d 63 a-c 12 e-h
F84 SE CFREC 528.8 bc 28.6 ab 9 c-e 48 cd 43 ab


* Jubilee Imp.
AU Jubilant
XPH 5084
AU Producer
Royal Jubilee


XPH 5083
Charleston 76
F84 CE
Charlee
Charleston Grey #5


Northrup
Hollar
Asgrow
Hollar
Petoseed


King 524.1
516.9
515.3
503.9
501.6


Asgrow
Harris-Moran
CFREC
CFREC
Hollar


501.3
485.8
484.9
476.8
472.9


de
de
b-e
b-e
b-e


d
b-d
a-d
a-c
a-d


a
ab
d-g
e-h"
c-f


30.7
29.1
25.2
23.6
25.1


16.5
25.2
28.1
25.8
24.6


h
de
a-c
c-e
d-f


e
a-d
cd
a-c
a


h
d-g
bc
d-g
e-h


---------------- ----------------------~'~-'-------------


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Table 4. (Continued)


Average --Fruit Size
Fruit Distribution
Cultivar/ Yield Weight %
Breeding Line Source (cwt/A) (Ibs) <20 Ibs 20-30 lbs >30 Ibs

F84 NW CFREC 456.8 bc 29.3 ab 10 c-e 47 cd 43 ab
Crimson Sweet Northrup King 446.7 bc 21.4 g 37 b 55 a-d 8 f-h
Royal Crimson Petoseed 446.6 bc 23.3 e-g 27 bc 65 a-c 8 f-h
Royal Charleston Petoseed 445.6 bc 21.9 fg 37 b 57 a-d 6 gh
Minilee CFREC 408.2 c 10.3 j 100 a 0 e 0 h

ZMean separation by Duncan's Multiple Range Test, 5% level.

Comments: In-Row spacing 40 in., except Mickylee and Minilee 20 in., between
row spacing 12 ft. Grown on black polyethylene mulch with over-head
irrigation. Fertilizer applied 190-120-240 Ib/A N-P 0s-K 0.
2 52








TABLE 5


WATERMELON
VARIETY TRIAL-RESULTS QUINCY

Unit Reporting: North Florida Research and Education Center
Leader: S. M. Olson and J. M. Snell
Planted: March 24, 1986
Harvested: June 11 July 2, 1986; 4 harvests
Soil: Orangeburg loamy fine sand


Average
Fruit Fruit Size Distribution
Cultivar/ Yield Weight %_
Breeding Line Seed Source (cwt/A) (Ib) <20 lbs 20-30 Ibs >30 Ibs


*Jubilee (Imp)
Mirage
Jubilee (WR)
Royal Jubilee
S84 NW (E)


Northrup King
Asgrow
Asgrow
Petoseed
CFREC


Carmen Abbott & Cobb 493.0 a-c 23.8 cd 36 b-g 45 cd 19 b-d
Oasis Harris-Moran 490.3 a-c 23.0 c-e 33 b-g 55 a-d 12 c-e
Charlee CFREC 484.8 a-c 22.1 d-f 37 b-g 57 a-d 6 de
AU Jubilant Hollar 473.6 a-c 27.7 a 6 h 56 a-d 38 a
SW 4 CFREC 448.9 a-d 23.3 c-e 29 d-h 58 a-d 13 c-e
----------- ------ ---- -------------------------
NVH 4267 Northrup King 443.3 a-e 21.2 d-h 33 b-g 59 a-d 8 c-e
F84 SW CFREC 437.1 a-e 23.5 c-e 19 f-h 73 ab 8 c-e
Charleston Grey 133 Northrup King 426.6 a-e 21.5 d-g 37 b-g 58 a-d 5 de
Royal Windsor Abbott & Cobb 421.5 a-e 22.0 d-g 31 c-g 61 a-c 8 c-e
Charlie I Abbott & Cobb 406.1 a-e 21.4 d-g 39 b-g 59 a-d 2 e
S------------------------------------------


Crimson Tide
Royal Sweet
Royal Crimson
*Charleston Grey
NV 4301


Northrup King
Petoseed
Petoseed
Asgrow
Northrup King


406.1
405.7
371.9
359.7
355.1


a-e
a-e
b-e
c-e
c-e


19.6
21.8
21.1
21.0
18.7


f-h
d-g
d-h
e-h
h


cd
b-d
a-d
b-d
d


e
c-e
e
e
e


-- ----------- --------- -------------------------


Prince Charles
Madera
Charleston Elite
AU Producer
*Crimson Sweet


Petoseed
Asgrow
Northrup King
Hollar
Northrup King


ZMean separation by Duncan's Multiple Range Test, 5% level.


Comments:
mulch with
season hot


In-row spacing 40 in. and between row spacing 12 feet. Grown on black polyethylene
overhead irrigation. Fertilizer applied 170-132-195 lb/A N-P20-K20. Growing
and dry.


565.7
560.2
532.3
528.7
494.1


aZ
a
ab
ab
a-c


27.5
22.9
26.3
23.7
25.0


a
c-e
ab
c-e
bc


gh
d-h
gh
gh
e-h


a-d
a-c
a-d
a
a-d


ab
c-e
ab
e
bc


353.3
349.7
338.3
310.8
284.3


c-e
c-e
c-e
de
e


22.2
19.3
22.8
21.2
20.9


d-f
gh
c-e
d-h
e-h


b-g
ab
b-g
a-d
b-f


a-c
cd
a-d
b-dd
b-d


2-e
2e
7 c-e
2 e
4 e








TABLE 6


WATERMELON
VARIETY TRIAL RESULTS QUINCY --

Unit Reporting: North Florida Research and Education Center

Leader: S. M. Olson and J. M. Snell

Planted: Seeded February 18, 1987, transplanted March 19, 1987

Harvested: June 12-25, 1987; three harvests

Soil: Orangeburg loamy fine sand

Average Fruit Size
Fruit Distribution
Cultivar/ Yield Weight %
Breeding Line Source (cwt/A) (Ibs) <20 Ibs 20-30 lbs >30 Ibs

Mirage LS Asgrow 590.8 a" 24.7 c-g 19 c-g 60 a-e 21 c-e
Carmen Abbott & Cobb 580.5 a 25.5 c-e 14 d-g 66 a-d 20 c-f
Charleston Grey Asgrow 501.3 ab 23.6 d-h 27 b-e 57 a-e 16 d-g
Jubilee Imp. Northrup King 487.1 a-c 29.6 a 6 fg 52 b-e 42 ab
AU Jubilant Hollar. 483.6 a-c 28.3 ab 4 fg 58 a-e 38 ab



XPH 5365 Asgrow 468.4 a-c 22.3 g-j 33 b-d 64 a-d 3 fg
Big Crimson Willhite 464.1 a-c 21.9 h-j 36 bc 59 a-e 5 e-g
S84 GS(S) CFREC 456.1 a-c 27.0 bc 12 e-g 54 a-e 34 bc
Royal Sweet Petoseed 428.9 b-d 24.1 d-h 23 b-f 61 a-e 26 c-g
Charleston Elite Northrup King 417.0 b-e 24.1 d-h 14 d-g 60 a-e 26 c-g


Charlee
Royal Jubilee
AU Producer
Oasis
Jubilee II


CFREC
Petoseed
Hollar
Harris Moran
CFREC


Crimson Sweet Petoseed 389.3 b-e 23.3 e-i 39 b 48 c-e 13 d-g
Long Crimson Willhite 385.0 b-e 22.5 f-j 30 b-e 64 a-d 6 e-g
Sweet Charlie Northrup King 357.0 b-e 20.9 i-k 36 bc 58 a-e 6 e-g
Royal Windsor Petoseed 350.0 c-e 23.6 d-h 18 c-g 69 a-c 13 d-g
XPH 5366 Asgrow 348.9 c-e 24.2 d-h 13 e-g 69 a-c 18 c-f


415.0
409.9
400.1
395.3
390.1


b-e
b-e
b-e
b-e
b-e


23.1
23.5
23.8
24.9
29.6


e-i
e-h
d-h
c-f
a


b-e
b-g
b-g
c-g
9


a-d
ab
a-d
a-d
c-e


d-g
e-g
d-g
c-g
a








Table 6. (Continued)


Average --Fruit Size
Fruit Distribution
Cultivar/ Yield Weight %_
Breeding Line Source (cwt/A) (Ibs) <20 Ibs 20-30 lbs >30 Ibs

Crimson Tide Northrup King 302.3 de 19.2 k 62 a 37 e 1 g
Sunsweet Northrup King 301.5 de 18.9 k 63 a 36 e 1 g
Prince Charles Petoseed 297.4 de 23.1 e-i 18 c-g 79 a 3 fg
Sangria Northrup King 296.2 de 20.5 jk 59 a 40 de 1 g
F84 SW CFREC 277.9 e 26.1 cd 13 e-g 64 a-d 23 cd


ZMean separation by Duncan's Multiple Range Test, 5% level.

Comments: In-row spacing 40 in., between row spacing 12 ft. Grown on black
polyethylene mulch with overhead irrigation. Fertilizer applied 170-132-195
lb/A N-P205-K20.









TABLE 7


WATERMELON
VARIETY TRIAL RESULTS-UINCY. -

Unit Reporting: North Florida Research and Education Center
Leader: S. M. Olson and J. M. Snell
Planted: Seeded February 18, 1988, transplanted March 25, 1988
Harvested: June 16 July 6, 1988; four harvests
Soil: Orangeburg loamy fine sand

Average Fruit Size Distribution
Cultivar/ Yield Fruit Weight (%)
Breeding line Source (cwt/A) (Ib) <20 lb 20-30 Ib >30 lb

Royal Jubilee Petoseed 599.4 az 26.0 a-c 8 de 73 a 19 b-e
S84 GS(N) CFREC 572.7 ab 25.9 a-c 15 c-e 62 a-c 23 a-d
Jubilee II CFREC 564.9 ab 27.7 a 9 de 55 a-c 36 a
S85 NE CFREC 557.0 ab 27.3 ab 8 de 61 a-c 31 ab
F87 SE CFREC 549.5 ab 28.2 a 5 e 66 ab 29 a-c

Royal Sweet Petoseed 528.4 ab 23.1 d-h 28 b-d 63 a-c 9 d-f
S87 CE CFREC 484.7 a-c 26.0 a-c 8 de 68 ab 24 a-d
Charleston Elite Northrup King 478.6 a-c 25.7 a-d 23 b-e 54 a-c 23 a-d
Carmen Abbott & Cobb 466.3 a-c 22.7 e-i 44 ab 44 c 12 d-f
Royal Windsor Petoseed 461.2 a-c 23.2 c-g 24 b-e 67 ab 9 d-f

Mirage LS Asgrow 458.1 a-c 23.4 c-f 36 a-c 55 a-c 9 d-f
*Charleston Grey Asgrow 440.3 a-c 23.8 c-f 23 b-e 62 a-c 15 c-f
Prince Charles Petoseed 422.8 bc 24.1 c-f 23 b-e 68 ab 9 d-f
Jubilation Northrup King 416.7 bc 23.0 d-h 27 b-d 62 a-c 11 d-f
*Jubilee Improved Northrup King 414.2 bc 25.7 ad 13 de 67 ab 20 b-e

XPH 5365 Asgrow 408.0 bc 20.3 i 52 a 43 c 5 ef
Charlee CFREC 406.3 bc 24.8 b-e 16 c-e 70 a 14 d-f
Oasis Harris Moran 404.7 bc 21.5 f-i 35 a-c 62 a-c 3 f
*Crimson Sweet Asgrow 399.5 bc 20.5 hi 49 a 51 a-c 0 f
Paradise Harris Moran 342.0 c 20.6 g-i 51 a 46 bc 3 f

"Mean separation by Duncan's Multiple Range Test, 5% level.

Comments: In-row spacing 40 in., between row spacing 12 ft. Grown on black polyethylene mulch
with overhead irrigation. Fertilizer applied 170-132-195 lb/A N-P205-K20.









TABLE 8


SEED SOURCES


Abbreviation

Abbott & Cobb


Address


Abbott & Cobb, Inc.
P. O. Box 307
Feasterville, PA 19047


AL AES


Asgrow



CFREC


J. D. Norton, Dept. of Horticulture
Auburn University, AL 36849


Asgrow Seed Co.
7000 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001


J. M. Crall and G. W. Elmstrom
Central Florida Research & Education Center
P. O. Box 388
Leesburg, FL 32749


Harris-Moran


Hollar


Harris Moran Seed Co.
3670 Buffalo Rd.
Rochester, NY 14624

Hollar and Company, Inc.
P. O. Box 106
Rocky Ford, CO 81067

Northrup King Co.
Vegetable Seed Group
P. O. Box 1827
Gilroy, CA 95023


Northrup King


Petoseed Co.
P. O. Box 4206
Saticoy, CA


93003


Willhite Seed Co.
P. O. Box 23
Poolville, TX 76076


-10-


Petoseed



Willhite




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