An eastern-shipper type cantaloupe with excellent flavour
• Medium to large, oval fruit
• Ideal for main season fresh market
• Well-developed net with slight ribbing
• Resistance to Fusarium and Powdery Mildew
• Firm, orange flesh with excellent brix and flavour
A hybrid cantaloupe melon. Eastern Shipper type.
Main season 80 - 85 days.
A vigorous plant with a healthy leaf cover that protects the fruit against sunburn. Uniform fruit set makes harvesting easier. Reducing nitrogen after flowering (while maintaining plant health and vigour) enhances shelf life and fruit quality.
Harvest indicators include net development, the change of the rind colour from grey-green to straw colour, and cracking around the peduncle. Medium to large sized fruit with weight of 1.7 – 2.2 kg. The shape is oval with a well-developed, medium to coarse net (even on later fruit sets). VENUS has firm and orange flesh, small seed cavity, high brix and excellent eating quality.
HR: Fusarium (Fom) 0, 1, 2.
IR: Powdery Mildew.
VENUS is recommended for main season plantings.
Very high yield potential.
Features & Benefits:
VENUS is very high yielding, with medium to large fruit size during main season plantings. The fruit has firm and orange flesh, small seed cavity, high brix and excellent eating quality.