Shiny Boy F1
Crimson Sweet Types
4730 Compadre F1 84 days. Oval. 20-25 lbs. Crimson
Sweet type with classic striped rind and firm red
flesh. Strong vines have shown ability in trial to
produce heavy set of quality fruit. Tolerant F, A &
4719U Crimson Sweet 85 days. Oval. 25 lbs. Very popular
shipping type. Thick, tough rind is light green,
striped dark green. Delicious deep red, firm flesh
has high sugar content. Small seeded. Tolerant A,
4765 Lemon Krush F1 85 days. Oblong. 16-18 lbs.
Golden Yellow. Large fruit much requested by customers.
Popular Crimson Sweet rind pattern and
firm yellow flesh, very sweet with high 12% Brix
rating. Tolerant F, A, PM12.
4769 PS 11018330 F1 75-85 days. Oblong. 30 lb, up to
60 lb at wide row spacing. Rind has solid
green stripe over light green background.
Compact vigorous vine with large leaves and tight
sun-cover over fruit. Shiny red flesh. Small seeded.
CA & southeast field trials very positive. Capable of
jumbos at wide spacing.
4796 Shiny Boy F1 90 days. Oval. 20 lbs. Beat out
comparisons in AAS taste test. Crispy red
flesh with dark seed and sweet (Brix 11%)
tropical flavor. "Shiny," Crimson Sweet type rind.
Vigorous vines can grow up to 12'. Melon can be
grown vertically if space is limited. AAS judges noted
plants produce high yields and are tolerant of
severe weather. Good for shipping & storage. Fresh
Mkt, Garden, Roadside, Shipping.
PS 11018330 F1
Lemon Krush F1
Watermelon Disease Codes
A Anthracnose & race #'s
F Fusarium Wilt
GSB Gummy Stem Blight
PM Powdery Mildew & race #'s
Cat# Watermelon ¼ oz 1 oz ¼ lb ½ lb 1 lb 5 lb
4719U Crimson Sweet 1.50 3.90 5.85 10.00 17.95 16.30 15.00 14.00
(M = 1000) 25 sd 100 sd 500 sd 1000 sd 5 M
4730 Compadre 2.00 6.15 24.65 35.20 31.75 28.60 -----
4765 Lemon Krush 2.70 7.15 28.50 44.80 40.45 36.40 -----
4769 PS 11018330 4.45 13.60 54.40 72.10 67.75 63.75 -----
4796 Shiny Boy 1.50 4.50 18.15 30.75 27.25 25.00 23.00
Important Notice To
Watermelon Seed Buyers
Please read the important information on the
back of the order blank. We must have your
signature on the order form if you are going to
order more than 1,000 seeds or 1 lb of a variety.
Waiver concerning all watermelon seed purchased
from Otis S. Twilley, Inc.
(Growers, Brokers, Packers/Shippers)
In addition to the Twilley waiver agreement, a Nunhems
waiver agreement must be signed for any Nunhems watermelon
variety marked with the following symbol:
A Nunhems waiver form is in the centerfold of this catalog,
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We want to advise you that the bacterial fruit blotch disease
of watermelons has again appeared in watermelon fields in
many watermelon producing areas. This disease has been
periodically reported since its initial detection in 1989. Losses
from this bacterial disease have ranged from minor to as
high as 100% of the marketable fruits.
The causal agent of the fruit blotch disease appears to be
closely related to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli (synonym:
Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes subsp. citrulli).
The pathogen could be seed-borne from the original seed
lot, or result from other host infection. The disease has attacked
many varieties of watermelon from different seed
Although new testing procedures are currently under development,
it is impossible to conduct any test procedures that
will give 100% reliable results with regard to the identification
of any seed-borne watermelon fruit blotch infections.
Work is being done by public and private researchers, seed
companies and growers, to determine improved identification
and control measures and to develop statistically reliable
Work is also being done to determine if different varieties of
watermelon, both diploid and triploid, have any level of resistance
or tolerance to this disease. No varieties to date have
been identified as having any significant level of resistance.
The symptoms on young seedlings appear as dark watersoaked
lesions on the lower surfaces of the cotyledons or
the true leaves. These initial water-soaked lesions later
turn necrotic and may also have chlorotic halos surrounding
the dead tissues. The lesions will also often appear on
the hypocotyls of young seedlings, resulting in the wilting
and death of these young plants. The most dramatic and
destructive phases of this disease are the fruit infections
that occur much later in the growing cycle. The lesions on
the top surface of the fruits appear as small, water-soaked
areas, which under the right conditions of high temperature
and humidity, enlarge rapidly to cover most of the surface of
the fruits. Fruit decay often follows. This later condition of the
disease cycle could lead to significant economical losses to
In cases where the pathogen is carried in the seed, the
typical lesions described above will appear on the young
seedlings within 7 days after seedling emergence. If no
symptoms are observed on the young seedlings within three
weeks after emergence, it is unlikely that the bacterium is
carried on the seed and that any subsequent infection is
most likely from other sources. It is imperative that each
grower inspect the young plants during this early stage, in
order to determine the presence or absence of these symptoms
and to mitigate any potential economical losses.
Caution: Symptoms that appear on plants in the early stages
of growth, and especially those symptoms caused by secondary
infections, may not be evident on new foliar parts
as the plants develop. The pathogen, however, may still be
alive in infected tissues, and may infect the fruits if favorable
conditions of temperature and humidity prevail. Do not retain
any plants that show any symptoms at any time.
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