These varieties have been tested in our watermelon trials and are recommended for production on Delmarva.

The varieties are listed by maturity group. Those designated “High Quality” had average brix of 11.5% or more in the majority of years they were trialed. Disease resistance is that reported by the seed company; Co(1) is Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum orbiculare race 1, Fon is Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Niveum with the race designated when known. Click on the photo for a larger version of the image.

Melody

Imagination

Melody
Early Season
12-14 lbs
Intermediate Resistance: Co(1), Fon(1)
Syngenta
Imagination
Early Season
10-14 lbs
No Resistance Reported
Syngenta 

SweetEat'n

SS7167

Sweet Eat’n
Early-Mid Season
16-18 lbs High Quality
Intermediate Resistance: Co(1), Fon
DP Seeds
SS 7167
Early-Mid Season
14-16 lbs High Quality
No Resistance Reported
Abbott & Cobb/Nunhems

Fascination

Gypsy

Fascination
Early-Mid Season
12-16 lbs
Intermediate Resistance: Co(1), Fon(1)
Syngenta
Gypsy
Early-Mid Season
12-16 lbs
Intermediate Resistance: Co(1)
Harris Moran

Vagabond

SweetDelight

Vagabond
Early-Mid Season
12-16 lbs
Intermediate Resistance: Co(1)
Harris Moran
Sweet Delight
Mid Season
16-18 lbs High Quality
No Resistance Reported
Syngenta

SugarCoat

ACX6177

Sugar Coat
Mid Season
15-18 lbs
No Resistance Reported
Zeraim Gedera
ACX 6177 Plus
Mid Season
15-18 lbs
Intermediate Resistance: Fon(1)
Abbott & Cobb/Nunhems

SS7187

CrispNSweet

SS 7187
Mid Season
15-18 lbs
No Resistance Reported
Abbott & Cobb/Nunhems
Crisp N Sweet
Mid Season
14-18 lbs High Quality
No Resistance Reported
Zeraim Gedera

TriX313

Liberty

Tri-X 313
Mid Season
14-18 lbs
No Resistance Reported
Syngenta
Liberty
Mid Season
14-18 lbs High Quality
No Resistance Reported
Nunhems

Butterball

Sugarheart

Butterball
Mid Season
12-16 lbs
Intermediate Resistance: Fon
DP Seeds
Sugar Heart
Mid Season
15-18 lbs High Quality
No Resistance Reported
Zeraim Gedera

Declaration

TriX212

Declaration
Mid Season
14-16 lbs High Quality
No Resistance Reported
Nunhems
Tri-X 212
Mid Season
12-16 lbs
Intermediate Resistance: Co(1)
Syngenta

SS7197

Troubadour

SS 7197
Mid Season
12-16 lbs
No Resistance Reported
Abbott & Cobb/Nunhems
Troubadour
Mid Season
12-16 lbs
Resistant: Co(1)
Harris Moran

SweetPolly

SugaRed

Sweet Polly
Mid Season
14-16 lbs
Intermediate Resistance: Co(1), Fon
Siegers
SugaRed
Late-Mid Season
15-18 lbs High Quality
No Resistance Reported
Zeraim Gedera

Maxima

Revolution

Maxima
Late-Mid Season
15-18 lbs
No Resistance Reported
OriGene Seeds
Revolution
Late-Mid Season
18-22 lbs High Quality
Intermediate Resistance: Fon(1)
Nunhems

CrunchyRed

 
Crunchy Red
Late Season
16-18 lbs
Resistant: Co(1)
Harris Moran