Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (2): 465-466.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2020-0073

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A New Watermelon Cultivar‘Suchuang 5’

XU Binghua, ZHANG Chaoyang, GU Yan, SUN Yudong()   

  1. Huai’an Key Laboratory of Greenhouse Vegetables,Huaiyin Institute of Agricultural Sciences in Jiangsu Xuhuai Region, Huai’an,Jiangsu 223001,China
  • Received:2021-12-31 Revised:2022-02-17 Online:2022-02-25 Published:2022-02-28
  • Contact: SUN Yudong


‘Suchuang 5’is a new watermelon hybrid cultivar crossing inbred line‘G21’as female parent with‘G12’as male parent. It is early-maturing,easy to bear fruits. The plant has strong growth vigor and the first female flower node of main vine is 7-8. The whole growth period is 115 d and the fruit development period is about 33 d. The shape of fruit is spherical,and the pericarp is green with dark green stripes on the surface. The flesh is deep red. The center soluble solids content is 11.5%. The average single fruit weight is 5.1 kg,and the yield is 42 000-66 000 kg · hm-2. It is resistance to long distance transportation because of the 1.1 cm pericarp thickness. It is suitable for protected cultivation in most regions of China.

Key words: watermelon, cultivar

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