Seed Production Techniques of Watermelon in Nepal

Watermelon is member of the cucurbit family (Cucurbitaceae). Watermelon is served as slices, as chunks, as juice, pickled rind, glace candy etc. The watermelon fruit contains 93% water with small amount of protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins.

Watermelon fruit will keep two to three weeks after harvest if they are stored properly at 10-150C and 90% humidity.

Watermelon flowering and fruit development are promoted by high light intensity and high temperature. Thus, the crop is grown commercially in areas with long frost-free warm periods. Plants must be grown at a wide spacing because of their long, trailing vines.

I think many of you are familiar with the cultivation practice of watermelon but only few knows about the seed production techniques. So, i share this video which is related to the Seed Production Technique of Watermelon in Nepal.


About Shiv Kumar Das

I am Agriculture graduate at the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science(IAAS), Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

Posted on July 22, 2013, in Agri-Tech and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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