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Important Notice To Watermelon Seed Buyers Please read the important information on the back of the order blank. We must have your signature on the Summer Sweet® seeds form if of a variety. to order more than 3,000 going are you lb 1 ororder #5234 Plus F1 Waiver concerning all watermelon seed purchased from Otis S. Twilley, Inc. (Growers, Brokers, Packers/Shippers) Summer Sweet® #5244 F1 We want to advise you that the bacterial fruit blotch disease of watermelons has again appeared in watermelon fields in many watermelon producing areas. This disease has been periodically reported since its initial detection in 1989. Losses from this bacterial disease have ranged from minor to as high as 100% of the marketable fruits. The causal agent of the fruit blotch disease appears to be closely related to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli (synonym: Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes subsp. citrulli). The pathogen could be seed-borne from the original seed lot, or result from other host infection. The disease has attacked many varieties of watermelon from different seed producers. SuperSeedless® #7167 F1 Summer Sweet® #3521Y F1 Although new testing procedures are currently under development, it is impossible to conduct Watermelon Triploid (Citrullus lanatus) results with regard to the identification of any seed- reliable 100% give will that procedures testany Approx. 400-500 seeds/oz borne watermelon fruit blotch infections. Work is being done by public and private researchers, seed If you grow for fresh mkt, triploid F1 watermelons are a crop you can count on to attract plenty of attention. They companies and growers, to determine improved are waxier than diploid varieties, and bring high prices wherever they're marketed. The flesh is absolutely tops in identification and control measures and to develop eating quality, market preference and consumer demand. No seeding necessary! And cut fruit displayed in shrink statistically reliable testing procedures. wrap is a sure seller. Work is also being done to determine if different Sometimes incorrectly referred to as "seedless", triploids are sterile F1s which, because of their genetic makeup, varieties of watermelon, both diploid and triploid, characteristically produce fruit with few or no true seeds. Sometimes cultural practices or weather conditions may have any level of resistance or tolerance to this result in fruit with some vestigial seeds or empty white seed coats. Because of this, triploid F1 watermelons are not disease. No varieties to date have been identified as guaranteed to produce seedless fruit. having any significant level of resistance. A special note to growers of triploid F1 watermelons: Please follow careful practices to grow triploid F1 watermelons successfully. The symptoms on young seedlings appear as dark We supply detailed growing instructions with your seed. For best results, we suggest starting seed in the greenhouse in peat water-soaked lesions on the lower surfaces of the pellets (on page 90) 3 weeks before outdoor planting time. Because of their genetic makeup, triploid F1 watermelons must be cotyledons or the true leaves. These initial water- planted with a diploid (regular F1 or open-pollinated) variety as a pollenizer in order to assure fruit set. soaked lesions later turn necrotic and may also have chlorotic halos surrounding the dead tissues. The lesions will also often appear on the hypocotyls of Summer Sweet® and SuperSeedless® Brands young seedlings, resulting in the wilting and death of these young plants. The most dramatic and destructive 4891 Summer Sweet® Brand Variety #2532 F1 90 4906 Summer Sweet® Brand Variety #5244 F1 90 phases of this disease are the fruit infections that days. Excellent shipping type. Very sweet, days. Extremely high quality! Very sweet, occur much later in the growing cycle. The lesions firm, crisp, bright red flesh. Nearly round bright red flesh is fine and crisp. Oblong on the top surface of the fruits appear as small, water- fruits average 12-15 lbs. Rinds are thick, tough; dark fruits average 14-18 lbs., have light green rind with soaked areas, which under the right conditions of stripe pattern on light green. Large, vigorous vines. dark green stripe. Large, vigorous vines offer good high temperature and humidity, enlarge rapidly to Tolerant A. Excellent Shipper. foliage protection. Tolerant A. cover most of the surface of the fruits. Fruit decay 4896 Summer Sweet® Brand Variety #3521Y F1 88 4921 SuperSeedless® Brand Variety #7167 F1 90 often follows. This later condition of the disease days. Bright yellow flesh. Very productive days. Large 14-18 lbs. blocky oval fruit, medium cycle could lead to significant economical losses to vine with round attractive melons green with broad dark stripes. Flesh is bright red, crisp the grower. averaging 12-14 lbs. Exceptionally high sugars and and very sweet. Good protection provided by vigorous In cases where the pathogen is carried in the seed, crisp pure yellow flesh. large leaved vine. High yield potential. Tolerant A1. the typical lesions described above will appear on the young seedlings within 7 days after seedling 4899 Summer Sweet® Brand Variety #5234 Plus F1 4923 SuperSeedless® Brand Variety #7197HQ F1 emergence. If no symptoms are observed on the 88 days. High quality triploid produces Mid to late maturity. 16-20 lbs. Fruit is oval with young seedlings within three weeks after emergence, short oval to blocky fruit weighing 16-20 nice bright green stripes. Medium length vine with it is unlikely that the bacterium is carried on the seed lbs. Flesh is red. Rind pattern is light to medium green good vigor. Flesh is vibrant deep red with small pips, and that any subsequent infection is most likely from with wide, indistinct medium green stripes. Strong very crisp texture. Well adapted and suitable for other sources. It is imperative that each grower inspect vined. Small seeded for easy sowing. Resistant F1. commercial production. Tolerant A1. the young plants during this early stage, in order to Tolerant A1. determine the presence or absence of these symptoms Inc. Cobb, & Abbott of trademarks registeredare® SuperSeedless and® SweetSummer and to mitigate any potential economical losses. Cat# Watermelon (M = 1000) 10 sd 100 sd 200 sd 500 sd 1000 sd (per M Caution: Symptoms that appear on plants in the early M)5 stages of growth, and especially those symptoms 4891 Summer Sweet® Brand #2532 3.55 27.00 43.25 92.00 163.00 145.00 caused by secondary infections, may not be evident on 4896 Summer Sweet® Brand #3521Y 4.90 37.00 60.00 127.00 225.00 206.00 new foliar parts as the plants develop. The pathogen, 4899 Summer Sweet® Brand #5234 Plus 3.55 27.00 43.25 92.00 163.00 149.00 however, may still be alive in infected tissues, and 4906 Summer Sweet® Brand #5244 3.25 24.15 38.75 82.00 146.00 134.00 may infect the fruits if favorable conditions of 4921 SuperSeedless® Brand #7167 4.90 37.00 60.00 127.00 225.00 206.00 temperature and humidity prevail. Do not retain any plants that show any symptoms at any time. 4923 SuperSeedless® Brand #7197HQ 5.50 41.75 67.00 143.00 253.00 232.00 72 To Order Call: 800-622-7333


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