Mini-melons could premium

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
October 2004
Southeast Farm Press;10/6/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 23, p12
Trade Publication
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.


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