Plant: Large fruited Sugarbaby type hybrid. Fruit size ranges from 6-10 kg. Fruits are globe shaped and have solid dark green exterior rind.
Fruit: Maturity is about 75-80 days after sowing. Flesh colour is bright red and very sweet in taste. Seeds are relatively small and light brown in colour.
Season of Planting: In North Indian plains, watermelons are sown in February-March whereas in North eastern and western India best time of sowing is during November to January. In South and Central India, where winter is neither severe nor long, these are grown almost round the year.
Harvesting: The crop is ready for harvest in about 75-100 days after sowing
Yield: The average fruit yield varies from 20 to 25 t/ha.
Soil: Watermelon can be grown on well-drained sandy to sandy loam, medium black soils rich in organic matter. A pH range of 6.0- 7.0 is considered as optimum.
Climate: The crop requires dry weather with abundant sunshine for quality fruit production. Watermelons are susceptible to light frost and are provided with partial protection if grown during winter months. Cool nights and warm days are ideal for accumulation of sugars in the fruits. High humidity at the time of vegetative growth renders the crop susceptible to various fungal diseases