Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2023, Vol. 50 ›› Issue (12): 2769-2770.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2020-0020

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A New Mini Yellow Flesh Watermelon Cultivar‘Huangfei'

YUAN Shengkai1, WANG Mingqiang2, ZHAO Lifeng3, FANG Zhenxiong4, CAO Baobing2, WU Jianzhi4, LI Guangjie2, LIU Xiaoyun3, JIA Yuzhen5, MA Qiang6, ZHANG Mengdan5, ZHAO Zhikun3, MA Changsheng1,*()   

  1. 1 College of Horticulture,Henan Agricultural Uneversity,Zhengzhou 450002,China
    2 Shandong Land Development Group Co.,Ltd.(Hainan Huakun Natural Resources Industry Investment Group Co.,Ltd.),Haikou 571100,China
    3 Henan Yuyi Seed Co.,Ltd.,Zhengzhou 450002,China
    4 Hainan Ledong Li Autonomous Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs,Ledong,Hainan 572524,China
    5 Shandong Huakun Rural Revitalization Research Institute Co.,Ltd.,Jinan 250014,China
    6 Fugou Yuxing Agriculture Co.,Ltd.,Zhoukou,Henan 461300,China
  • Received:2023-11-05 Revised:2023-12-10 Online:2023-12-25 Published:2023-12-29
  • Contact: MA Changsheng


‘Huangfei'is a new mini yellow flesh watermelon cultivar inbred line YYYH26 as female parent and a inbred line YYHX-16 as male parent. Its whole growth period is 85-95 days,and the fruit development period is 32-35 days in protected cultivation. The plant is tendril,and growth potential is normol,with light yellow green leaves. It's easy to sit fruit,and the fruit shape index is 1.1. Its skin color is light yellow covered with dark yellow strips. The average fruit weight is about 1.5-2.0 kg. The rind is about 0.3-0.5 cm in thickness,so it's resistant to storage and transportation. Also,the flesh is crisp. Average soluble solids content is about 12.1% in the center and 10.0% in the edge. The yield is 22 500-30 000 kg · hm-2 in creeping-culture;and its yield is 36 000-48 000 kg · hm-2 in hanging vine cultivation. It's suitable for planting in North China,Huang-huai River Basin,Northwest and other regions.

Key words: watermelon, mini-fruit, yellow flesh, cultivar