BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

Caramelo, a watermelon according to its name

Caramelo, a watermelon according to its name

CARAMELO, by INTERSEMILLAS, is a seedless watermelon, small , with broad dark stripes, like crimson sweet, giving it a great look. The internal color is also very nice. Caramelo, "candy", is very high in sugars, which, all together, makes it a watermelon highly appreciated by the consumer, catering and restaurants.

Served as slices, offers a striking appearance in the dish for its color contrast between the skin and flesh. If included in salads, the deep red pulp pieces stand out among the other fruits, valuing the whole.

The size is small, weighing between 3.7 and 4.5 kg, easy to carry by the consumer.

The shape is round, slightly elongated. Uniformity in shapes and sizes that characterizes Caramelo generates attractive lots at the point of sale.

The skin thin, 8 mm, but sturdy, enables a large percentage of the pulp being usable.

The skin resistance also makes it resistant to splitting.

Caramelo F1 (S – 10228) is a triploid variety that stands out for its precocity, which allows collecting it at the same time that black watermelons.


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