TITLE

Mini-melons could premium

AUTHOR(S)
Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;10/6/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 23, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article states that mini-melons on supermarket produce aisles command a premium price and could give growers a profitable niche. The switch to mini-melons would require adequate cooling, storage and packing facilities. Watermelon producers in South Carolina have had success with Mohican, Sunseeds and Syngenta Pureheart series. In the field, row spacing is one of the most important aspects of growing mini-melons. Buyers typically want six to eight melons per box. An eight-count box would require the melons to be less than five pounds each.
ACCESSION #
14791957

 

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