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Cooperstown F1 More Triploids 4871 Affirmed F1 90 days. Seedless variety with Crimson Sweet rind type. Uniform, consistent yields in the 18-20 lbs range. Flesh is very crisp, dense, sweet and bright red with inconspicuous pips. Rind has dark green stripes on mid-green background, with bright white shell providing sharp demarcation around flesh. Widely adapted. Major market appeal. Fresh Mkt, Shipping. 4885 Arcadia F1 88-90 days. Elongated seedless watermelon with vibrant rind pattern and standout proportions. Fruit is 23 lb, 14"L x 9"W. Flesh is dark red, very crisp and firm with great sweetness and rich flavor. Extra firmness is excellent candidate for cut melon market. Early with high yield potential reported. Tolerant A1·3, FW0·1. Fresh Mkt, Shipping, Contract Growing. 4874 Butterball F1 90-95 days. 12-18 lb. Yellow flesh is bright and fresh looking, crisp and very sweet. Round globe shape. Exterior is light green with dark green tiger stripes. Rugged solid rind integrity, and well defined interior. Ships and keeps extremely well. Recorded yields have indicated very good yield potential, perhaps among the highest of the yellow fruited triploids, and in the ballpark with red triploids. Vigorous, aggressive vine mounts a dense foliage canopy, providing excellent cover from sunburn. Strong disease tolerance. Tolerant FW1. Commercial Shipping, Fresh Local Mkt, Gdn Plant Sales, Slice Wrapped. Butterball F1 4882 Cooperstown F1 85 days 16-22 lbs. Very good size seedless, oval with classic rind, green with bright mid-green stripes. Small pips, firm flesh, very sweet. This variety has established a good reputation in several growing areas for potential yield, shipping & storage qualities. Resistant A1, FW0. 4878 Crispy Red F1 Mid season. Very large for seedless melons, 16-18 lbs. Flesh very deep red with few pips. Mid green stripes on lighter background, similar to Allsweet type. Nice crisp, very n sweet flesh retains sugar long into storage. Field trials demonstrate high yield capability. Tolerant A1. 4884 Extazy F1 82-85 days from transplant. Seedless Icebox type. High quality round 5-7 lb melons averaging 6-7"W. Exterior is New! dark Crimson Sweet pattern. Rind is bright white and sharply delineated from deep red, crispy, sweet flesh. Small pips. Vigorous vine, spread avg 5-8', provides dense canopy for sun protection. Potential for high yields reported. Tolerant FW. Fresh Mkt, Shipping, Garden Ctr Sales. Cat# Watermelon Watermelon Disease Codes A Anthracnose & race #'s FW Fusarium Wilt GSB Gummy Stem Blight PM Powdery Mildew & race #'s (M = 1000) 10 sd 50 sd 100 sd 500 sd 1000 sd 5 M (per M) 4871 Affirmed 4.95 19.55 31.30 126.65 206.95 200.60 4885 Arcadia 5.75 22.75 36.50 147.60 241.15 229.70 4874 Butterball 9.95 39.45 63.25 255.80 418.00 379.50 4882 Cooperstown 4.75 16.45 26.00 112.00 199.00 195.00 4878 Crispy Red 5.25 24.00 42.00 125.00 215.00 200.00 4884 Extazy 6.85 27.10 43.40 175.60 286.95 260.55 Affirmed F1 Extazy F1 Crispy Red F1 Arcadia F1 Special Limitation of Warranty triploid hybrid watermelons New! 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 T here 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. To Order Call: 800-622-7333 (USA) or 864-227-5140 (Int'l) 83


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