- Citrullus lanatus is the scientific name of watermelon.
- Watermelon is a member of the "cucurbitaceae" family and the "citrullus" genus.
- Depending on the cultivater, the fruit can weigh anywhere from 2 to 15 kilogrammes.
- Mostly grown in sub-tropical and desert climates.
• SOIL - Sandy loam is rich in organic matter.
• pH - 6.5-7.5.
• TEMPERATURE- 25° to 30°C.
• CLIMATE- Warm climate.
• SOWING MONTH- North Indian plains - February-March, North-eastern and western- India - November to January
• DURATION - 122-135 DAYS (APPROX. 4 MONTHS)
- From the plantation to the vegetative development, apply 13mm of water when the 15cm of the soil surface is dry (every five or six days in dry weather).
- In dry weather, apply 19mm every five days from development to first bloom.
- If this happens, you should eat on the plants before midday and increase the watering frequency.
- In dry weather, apply 25 mm every four days from the first blossom through the harvest.
- If the weather is exceptionally hot (above 35 ° C), it is recommended that the frequency be increased to three days to avoid water stress.
USE BHOOMI POWER 4KG PER ACRE
USE POWER PLANT PREMIUM 2-3ml PER LITRE OF WATER
- The optimum time to plant watermelon is in December, when the fruits will be ready for the summer season.
- A pair of crosswise ploughings should be used to prepare the land to a fine tilth stage.
- The field should be leveled and any weeds from past crops should be removed.
- Seeds should be steeped in lukewarm water for 12 to 15 hours before sowing.
- The seeds should be maintained in damp gunny bags overnight after draining the water.
- This treatment increases the percentage of seeds that germinate.
- In most cases, 3 to 4 kg of seeds are needed to sow a hectare of land.
- Depending on the season and growing system, many seedling systems have been used.