A super-seedless, red-fleshed triploid watermelon
• Large, oval and uniform fruit
• Deep red flesh with crisp texture
• Good flavour and high brix
• Good yield and transportability
• Resistant to anthracnose (Co) 1
Hybrid Triploid, red-fleshed, super-seedless watermelon.
Main season 86 - 88 days.
A very vigorous plant with healthy leaf cover.
Large, uniform oval fruit with weight of 6 - 12kg. The rind has a medium green colour with light green stripes. Crisp flesh with deep red colour, good flavour and high brix. The edible, rudimentary, empty white seed coats are medium sized. Environmental stress conditions can however cause the formation of hard seeds.
IR: Anthracnose (Co) 1.
4,000 to 8,000 plants per ha.
STAR 9981 is recommended for main season production.
A suitable pollinator must be inter-planted at a recommended ratio of 3:1 in the main season, when the conditions are favourable. In the early season and periods of difficult pollination, it is advisable to plant at a ratio of 2:1. Consult our seedless production guidelines for further information.
Features & Benefits:
STAR 9981 fruit is large oval, with uniform shape and size. The flesh has deep red colour, crisp texture, good flavour, and high brix. The excellent fruit quality makes it well suited to fresh-cut, as well as whole fruit markets.