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Hopi Yellow Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
Hopi Yellow Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus):
Precious cultivar from the “People of Peace”. The Hopi are the largest indigenous farmers of the Amerche, their selections are often aimed at sustainability, also due to the semi-desertic climate where they grow.
This variety is no exception, the plant tolerates drought much better than other cultivars and is undemanding to the soil, it is not vigorous; the medium-sized fruit (56 kg) hides a crisp, sweet but not cloying, yellow flesh. Many call it “the most pleasant watermelon ever tasted” at the first bite. It is demanding in terms of temperature, sowing in April – May, ready in 90 days.
A valid advice for this one, but valid for every watermelon, rotate the fruits a little every day if the weather is wet or cold so they rip evenly and not too much on the bottom.