A large, all-sweet type hybrid watermelon
• Large uniform fruit
• Deep red flesh colour and high brix
• Suitable for dry land and irrigated production
• High-yielding and excellent heat tolerance
• Resistant to Fusarium and anthracnose
A hybrid All-Sweet type watermelon.
Main season 86 - 93 days.
A very vigorous plant with high, uniform yield. Healthy leaf cover that protects the fruit against sunburn, and high heat tolerance.
Plant Population: 3,000 to 4,000 plants per ha for dry land plantings. 6,000 to 8,000 plants per ha for irrigated plantings
Adaption: STAR 9906 is recommended for early and main season production.
Fruit Characteristics: Large, uniform, cylindrical elongated fruit with weight of 10 - 13kg. The rind has a medium green colour with light green stripes. The flesh has deep red colour, with good flavour and high brix.
Pollination: Approximately 7 male flowers develop for every female flower. When flowers appear, 2 to 4 bee hives should be placed per ha.
Features & Benefits
STAR 9906 is adaptable to cultivation under dry-land and irrigated conditions, planted as seed or seedlings.
Disease Resistance: IR: Fon (1) / Co (1)