Crop Detail

The scientific name of watermelon is “Citrullus lanatus“. Basically, watermelon fruits are native to Kalahari Desert (Southern Africa) which are cultivated first of all in the Egypt. It is an excellent desert fruit and its juice contain 92% water along with proteins, minerals and carbohydrates. Watermelon crop is one of the warm and long seasonal crops which can grow well in the tropical and sub-tropical regions, all around the world. Watermelon has great demand in the market for its freshening nature. Farming watermelon is specially done to meet the market demand for its fresh juice and also their sweet flesh. Farming watermelon as a commercial business plan is done on the larger scale in the hot summer season, all around the worlds.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Fruits
Crop Climate Title Sub Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Seasonal
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
Leaf Miner Thrips Aphid Fruit Fly Wild Boar Red Beetle or Red Bugs Whiter grub
Fungal Diseases
Powdery Mildew Anthracnose Sudden wilt Charcoal rot Verticillium wilt Fusarium wilt Downy Mildew

Watermelon Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Sugar Baby About 3.5 kg / hectare
Yellow Baby -
Yellow Doll -
Crimson sweet -
Starbright -
Hybrid-313 -
Triple Sweet -
Golden crown -
Sunshine -
Black hero -
Gloria -
Charman F-1 -
Delta F-1 -

Watermelon Districts Wise Calendar

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Agriculture Extension
Directorate of Agriculture Extension
Opposite Islamia College Gate No 1
Jamrud Road Peshawar

091-9224239 , 03481117070

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