Kaolack Watermelon Seed…
Kaolack Watermelon seeds are produced from jubaili company. Its plant possess a medium-strong vigour and good cover.
It is the most popular variety in Nigeria. Kaolack performs best in rich light well drained soil.
Characteristics Kaolack Watermelon
- Early maturity, 80-85 days after transplanting.
- Medium-strong plant vigour with good cover.
- Fruit rind is light grey green with darker stripes.
- Flesh is dark pink, fine and crisp structure, very sweet.
- Estimated yield per ha is 30-50 tonnes.
- Tolerances to Anthracnose.
- It performs outstanding in a variety of growing condition.
Benefits Of Cucumber.
- Contains nutrient and beneficial plant compounds.
- Helps hydrate.
- Contains compounds that may help prevent cancer.
- Improve heart health.
- Lower inflammation and oxidative stress.
- Help relieve muscle soreness.
- Improve digestion.
Guide In Growing Kaolack Watermelon Seed
Watermelons are surprisingly easy to grow as long as the plants have plenty of room to spread, good drainage, lots of sunlight, and a sufficiently long growing season.
It needs a location that receives 8 to 10 hours of sunlight per day.
- Work plenty of compost or organic slow-release fertilizer into the top few inches of soil.
- Mound the soil into small hills spaced 8′ to 10′ apart, less for compact varieties.
- Cover the hills with black plastic to increase soil temperature, maintain moisture, control weeds and speed growth.
- Make a slit in the black plastic with 60*150 cm spacing for planting within rows while 120*170 cm for between rows
- Press four watermelon seeds in 2.5*5 average planting depth into each hill.
- Cover the seeds with soil and water them.
- With 8 days approximately days to emergence, thin to just two plants per hill.
- Watermelons are heavy drinkers and feeders. The plants require a lot of water and regular applications of fertilizer.
- If not using black plastic, add a thick layer of mulch around plants to conserve moisture and keep down weeds.
- To protect the young plants from cucumber beetles, many farmers cover them with floating row covers. These covers must be removed when flowers appear to allow pollination.
- Watermelons typically require 80 to 85 days to reach maturity.
- Signs that the fruit is ready for harvest include stopping of growth, yellowing underside, and shrivelling of the stem at the base of the fruit.
- To harvest the melon, snip the stem from the vine with shears.
Per 100g, Per 500g