SuperSeedless 7167 F1
Watermelon Triploid (Citrullus lanatus)
Approx. 400-500 seeds/oz
If you grow for fresh market, triploid F1 watermelons are a
crop you can count on to attract plenty of attention. They
are waxier than diploid varieties, and bring high prices
wherever they're marketed. The flesh is absolutely
tops in eating quality, market preference and consumer
demand. No seeding necessary! And cut fruit displayed
in shrink wrap is a sure seller.
Sometimes incorrectly referred to as "seedless", triploids
are sterile hybrids which, because of their genetic
makeup, characteristically produce fruit with few or no
true seeds. Sometimes cultural practices or weather
conditions may result in fruit with some vestigial seeds
or empty white seed coats. Because of this, triploid F1 watermelons
are not guaranteed to produce seedless fruit.
A special note to growers of triploid F1 watermelons:
Please follow careful practices to grow
triploid F1 watermelons successfully. We supply
detailed growing instructions with your seed. For
best results, we suggest starting seed in the greenhouse
in peat pellets (on page 90) 3 weeks before
outdoor planting time. Because of their genetic
makeup, triploid F1 watermelons must be planted
with a diploid (regular hybrid or open-pollinated)
variety as a pollenizer in order to assure fruit set.
Days to maturity are from transplant.
4921 SuperSeedless® Variety 7167 F1 90 days. Oblong.
14-18 lb. Rind is medium green with broad
dark stripes. Flesh is bright red, crisp and
very sweet. Good protection provided by vigorous
large leaved vine. High yield potential. Tolerant A1.
4923 SuperSeedless® Variety 7197HQ F1 Oval. Mid to
late maturity. 16-20 lbs. Very good size for
seedless. Rind has nice bright green stripes.
Medium length vigorous vine. Flesh is vibrant
deep red with small pips, very crisp texture. Well
adapted and suitable for commercial production.
4920 SuperSeedless® Variety 7387 F1 93 days. Oval.
17-22 lbs. In SuperSeedless class. Extra firm
dense flesh, excellent fresh cut or shipped.
Sweet, dark red & crispy with small pips. Very uniform.
Rind light green with wide mid-green stripes.
Strong vines with high yield potential. Tolerant A.
Fresh Mkt, Fresh Cut, Shipping.
Cat# Watermelon (M = 1000) 10 sd 50 sd 100 sd 500 sd 1000 sd 5 M
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4921 SuperSeedless® Brand 7167 7.55 29.90 47.90 193.75 316.55 235.00
4923 SuperSeedless® Brand 7197HQ 8.30 32.95 52.80 213.50 348.85 316.70
4920 SuperSeedless® Brand 7387 8.30 32.95 52.80 213.50 348.85 290.00
SuperSeedless 7387 F1
SuperSeedless 7197HQ F1
Special Limitation of Warranty
triploid hybrid watermelons
A. notice: Hybrid triploid watermelons are sterile, or true, hybrids which characteristically produce fruits with few or no true seeds. Because the absence, or relative absence, of "hard" or
true seeds in the fruit of the melon is its chief distinguishing characteristic, the hybrid triploid watermelon is often referred to as a "seedless" watermelon. Despite the popular perception, hybrid
triploid watermelons are not true "seedless" watermelons. The first melons to ripen in a field of hybrid triploid watermelons often contain small, vestigial seeds. In addition, certain genetic, cultural
and climatic factors are known to cause the formation of empty seed coats, small, white, immature seeds and/or hard seeds in the flesh of the melons. Due to the wide variety of possible
causes of hard seed or ovule formation, Hybrid triploid watermelons are not guaranteed to produce seedless fruit.
Hybrid triploid watermelon production requires a high level of grower sophistication. Hybrid triploid watermelons require a pollen source and bees to serve as pollen vectors. The general rule is
one pollenizer plant for every 3-4 seedless plants. Hybrid triploids also require special care for satisfactory germination. Growers are encouraged to contact university extension personnel for
government publications and information concerning recommended cultural practices. Otis S. Twilley Seed Co., Inc. can also supply certain information on request. Growers are encouraged
to develop expertise in growing hybrid triploid watermelons prior to instituting large-scale commercial production.
B. Special limitation of warranty : All hybrid triploid watermelon seeds are sold pursuant to Otis S. Twilley Seed Co., Inc.'s standard terms and conditions of sale. Descriptions
and illustrations of hybrid triploid watermelons appearing (in the seed catalog and elsewhere) represent hybrid triploid watermelons as grown under favorable growing conditions in favorable growing
areas. Appearance and performance may vary in other geographic locations and under different growing conditions. Otis S. Twilley Seed Co., Inc. expressly excludes any warranty of
conformity to description, illustration or sample and extends no warranty that the hybrid triploid watermelon seed sold will produce "seedless" fruit. All implied warranties, including but not limited
to any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly excluded.
C. For Nunhems triploid watermelons marked with the following symbol: n
There is a Nunheims triploid waiver agreement in the centerfold of this catalog and also available for download from
our website: www.twilleyseed.com. You can also contact us for a copy.
Watermelon Disease Codes
A Anthracnose & race #'s
F Fusarium Wilt
GSB Gummy Stem Blight
PM Powdery Mildew & race #'s