Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (S2): 2851-2852.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2021-0818

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A New Pumpkin Cultivar‘Strong 7’as a Watermelon Rootstock

XING Nailin,WANG Yinger,YAN Leiyan,GU Binquan,HUANG Yunping,and WANG Yuhong*   

  1. (Ningbo Academy of Agricultural Sciences,Ningbo,Zhejiang 315040,China)
  • Online:2021-11-30 Published:2021-12-10

Abstract: The new cultivar‘Strong 7’is a hybrid of Indian pumpkin and Chinese pumpkin. The seed coat is white and 1 000 seed weight is 220 g. It is suitable for grafting‘Zaojia’watermelon and other small and medium fruit watermelon. It has high resistance to watermelon Fusarium wilt,cucumber green mottle virus,low temperature and moisture. The main root is developed,the fertility is strong,the stem is strong,the grafting compatibility is good,the survival rate is high,and the grafted seedlings grow strongly. The grafted watermelon is easy to bear fruit. The average single fruit weight of‘Zaojia’/‘Strong 7’ is 5.69 kg,which is 0.19 kg higher than that of‘Zaojia’/‘Omnipotent Iron Armour’,and the average yield is 51 105 kg • hm-2. The content of fructose and protein was slightly higher than that of watermelon seedlings.

Key words: watermelon, rootstock, graft, pumpkin, cultivar

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