Watermelon Cultivation and Post Harvest Handling.pdf

Taken from INTRODUCTION: Watermelon (Citrullus lantatus) belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae which includes squash, pumpkin and cucumber. It is a popular dessert vegetable, with year round availability.

Watermelons vary in shape; from globular to oblong. External rind colour varies from light to dark green and may be solid, striped or marbled. The pulp colour of most commercial varieties is red.

The fruit is generally eaten raw. Watermelon has a very high water content (93 ml/ 100g edible portion). It contains carbohydrates (5mg), calcium (8mg), phosphorous (9 mg), ascorbic acid (8 mg) and vitamins (0.64 g) per 100 g of edible portion.


  • Introduction
  • Varieties
  • Environmental Requirements: Climate, Soil
  • Cultivation: Propagation and planting, Irrigation, Fertilization Application, Insect/Pest Management
  • Disease Management
  • Causal Organism
  • Disease Cycle
  • Harvest Maturity Indices
  • Principal Postharvest Diseases: Black Rot, Anthracnose, Phytophthora Fruit Rot, Fusarium, Stem-end Rot.




6 Responses to “Watermelon Cultivation and Post Harvest Handling.pdf”

  1. dennis maina on April 5th, 2009 1:20 pm

    thank u 4 availing sch useful information to horticulturists.if you have some opportunities am willing to work wity you.

  2. tunji ishola on November 27th, 2009 10:34 am

    i am a technitian but i am venturing into mechanized farming of about 500 acres in nigeria. i have been searching for things to grow but thank you for this information it will really help me.
    thanks again
    tunji ishola

  3. Halima Joseph on March 17th, 2010 7:27 pm

    Thank u very much for the information.Am a small farmer from Tanzania my problem was the deseases attacking watermelon but for the information from the pdf i think i can care for my farm.



  4. Vinayak on April 20th, 2010 12:49 pm

    pl send me the link to download this info

  5. admin on April 30th, 2010 4:40 pm

    @Vinayak: the link is in the end of the post

  6. TIMMY BANKS on June 25th, 2010 5:05 pm

    I am a starter horticulturist with 5 acres of land to work on. please send me the water melon download.

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