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Watermelon

A Delicious Way to Hydrate  

There is probably no other crop associated with fun-in-the-sun moments like a watermelon is. When we think of watermelons, we think of summer, vacation, happiness, and easygoing moments with friends and family. That said, watermelons have had quite a purposeful career. Watermelons were historically popular in countries where access to safe drinking water was scarce. With 95 percent water content, eating watermelon is an excellent way to hydrate while enjoying life's priceless moments. 

Today, in addition to traditional-sized watermelons, we offer many high-value segments that cater to consumers preferences around the globe. When breeding watermelons, consumer traits such as size, color, convenience, and taste are at the forefront of our attention. Agronomic traits such as high yield, quality, and resistance levels are also imperative characteristics for our breeding process. No one maintains the balance between consumer interest and grower efficiency like the breeding team at BASF's Vegetable Seeds Business. 

LARGE and small – for everyone!

BASF's Vegetable Seeds Business, featuring the Nunhems portfolio, is a global leader in breeding innovations for watermelon. In our mini and midi seedless watermelon segments, we’ve launched unique varieties that satisfy consumers with their consistent taste, quality, and size. We work hand-in-hand with our growers to gear our innovations toward the traits that our consumers love. 

Our breeding programs are based in the USA, Italy, Spain, and India and we maintain production facilities on all continents. Altogether, Nunhems sells around 200 different watermelon varieties across the globe – from small and seedless to large and traditional. Our varieties Premium, Embasy, Maxx, and the 7000 series are among some of our great success stories.

Contact a representitive near you to learn more about our Nunhems portfolio. 

 

Variety Maturity Shape Rind Pattern Size (lbs) Disease R/T
Liberty F1 Early Oval Light Green Background with Wide, Indistinct, Medium Green Stripes 18-20 -
Warrior F1 Early to Mid  Oval Green Background with Wide, Indistinct, Medium Green Stripes 16-20 Fon 0,1
7167 F1 Mid to late Oval Light Green Background with Wide, Indistinct, Medium Green Stripes 16-20  
7177HQ F1 Late Oval Green Background with Wide, Indistinct, Medium Green Stripes 16-20  
7187HQ F1 Late Oval Green Background with Wide, Indistinct, Medium Green Stripes 16-20 -
7197HQ F1 Mid to late Oval Green Background with Wide, Indistinct, Medium Green Stripes 16-20 -
ACX6177TSS FR F1 Mid to Late Round to Oval Medium Green Background with Wide, Indistinct, Dark Green Stripes 16-20 Fon 1; Co 1
Embasy F1 Mid  Oval Medium Green Background with Wide, Indistinct, Dark Green Stripes 13-16 Fon 1; Co 1
Revolution F1  Early to Mid

Blocky 

Elongated

Green Background with Wide, Indistinct, Dark Green Stripes 22-26 Fon 0,1

Variety Maturity Shape Dark Stripes Size (lbs) Intermediate Disease Resistances (IR)
Bolita F1 Mid Round Green Backgound with Darker Stripes Majority 6ct with some Jumbo 6’s and 8’s to compliment Fon 1
Ladybelle F1 Very Early Round Thin Darker Stripes 4.5-7.5 -
Bazman F1 Mid to Late Round Light green or white background with green tiger stripes 15-20 -

Variety Maturity Shape Dark Stripes Size (lbs) Intermediate Disease Resistances (IR)
9601HQ F1 Late Round to Oval Dark Green Background 16-20 Co 1
9651HQ F1 Late Round to Oval Dark Green Background 18-22 Co 1

Variety Maturity Shape Rind Pattern Size Intermediate Disease Resistances (IR)
ACX 4279 Y F1 Mid to Late Round to Oval Light green background with wide, indistinct, dark green stripes 15-20  

Variety Maturity Shape Dark Stripes Size (lbs) Intermediate Disease Resistances (IR)
Style F1 Early to Mid Round Solid Dark Green 9-15 Fon 0,1

Variety Maturity Shape Rind Pattern Size (lbs) Intermediate Disease Resistances (IR)
800 F1 Mid Oval elongated Dark Green Background with thin Lighter Green Stripes 24-28 Fon 1; Co 1
#840 F1 Mid Blocky Elongated Dark Green Background with thin Lighter Green Stripes 26-35 Fon 1; Co 1
860 F1 Mid to late Blocky Elongated Dark Green Background with thin Lighter Green Stripes 19-24 Fon 1; Co 1
790HQ F1 Early to Mid Blocky Elongated Dark Green Background with thin Lighter Green Stripes 22-26 Fon 1; Co 1
2800HQ F1 Early to Mid Blocky Elongated Dark Green Background with thin Lighter Green Stripes 22-26 Fon 1; Co 1
Montreal F1 Early Blocky Elongated Dark Green Background with thin Lighter Green Stripes 18-22 Fon 0,1

Variety Maturity Shape Dark Stripes Size (lbs) Intermediate Disease Resistances (IR)
720 F1 Early to Mid Blocky Elongated Light green or white background with dark green tiger stripes 30-35 Fon 1; Co 1

Variety Maturity Shape Dark Stripes Size (lbs) Intermediate Disease Resistances (IR)
Premium F1 Early Round to Oval Light green or white background with dark green tiger stripes 5.5-9 Fon 0,1
Polimax F1 Very Early Round Grey 6-9 -
Maxx F1 Early Oval Solid Dark Green 9-11 -

Variety Intermediate Disease Resistances (IR)
Shintosa Camelforce F1 Fon 0,1; Vd; Fom; Foc
Ercole F1 Fon 0,1; Vd; Fom; Foc
Macis F1
 

Legend:
F-1 = Fusarium Wilt race 1
* May contain an occasional seed

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