Sep 22, 2016
Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Seedway partner for watermelon plant

Seminis Vegetable Seeds and Seedway are collaborating to sell Seminis watermelon plants through the Seedway Sowlogic plant program. In addition to being able to purchase watermelon seeds directly from Seminis, growers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and other eastern U.S. areas can now purchase Seminis watermelon plants through the Seedway Sowlogic plant program.

Seminis has regained a strong presence in the watermelon market with successful varieties in the SummerSlice product portfolio and by focusing on breeding technologies to maximize yield potential while maintaining watermelon flavor, according to the company. Specific Seminis watermelon product offerings include Joy Ride, Road Trip, Wingman and Summer Breeze. Future pipeline offerings include Bottle Rocket.

The collaboration between Seminis and Seedway is underway with the watermelon plant program and future opportunities are currently being discussed between these two vegetable businesses.

Seminis SummerSlice Watermelon product highlights, according to Seminis:

  • Joy Ride is a highly adaptable vigorous plant type suitable for all U.S. regions. This hybrid produces a large percentage of 36-count watermelons, with firm fruit and thick rinds.
  • Road Trip is a 45-count watermelon hybrid with exceptional internal and external quality. With a vigorous vine and uniform shape, it is an adaptable variety with high yield potential.
  • Summer Breeze is a 45–60 count variety with high yield potential. It is suited for shipping, making it an extremely attractive and delicious product.
  • Bottle Rocket* is a 36-count watermelon hybrid. Has an attractive dark mottled stripe rind pattern. Provides a vigorous plant with good vine cover coverage.
    Wingman is an extended flowering pollinizer that improves the likelihood of necessary pollen during flowering of triploid watermelons. It provides little competition to other watermelons and is easily distinguishable during harvest.

For more information on Seminis SummerSlice Watermelon products, or to learn more about the complete portfolio of Seminis seed products, visit www.seminis-us.com.

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