Enhanced pollenizer and method for increasing seedless watermelon yield

  • US 7,528,298 B2
  • Filed: 09/03/2004
  • Issued: 05/05/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A watermelon plant comprising, at maturity:

  • a) a fruit, the rind of which breaks under a pressure of not more than about 1,800 g when a fruit tester with a 2 mm tip is used or under a pressure of not more than about 2,300 g when a fruit tester with a 3 mm tip is used; and

    b) a 5th leaf from the smallest new leaf on a vine having a surface area of not more than about 50 cm2;

    wherein said plant is produced by crossing a watermelon plant with a plant of NO1F3203B deposited under Accession No. PTA-4856;

    obtaining a progeny; and

    selecting for characteristics set forth in a) and b).

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