Watermelon

Watermelon


Watermelon is cultivated in most parts of Iran whether in dry farm or aquaculture
In north provinces of Iran, Sistan and Baluchestan, Khuzestan, Hormozgan and Fars.
The best kind of exporting watermelon is for Chabahar in Sistan and Baluchestan province.
Watermelon, just like any other vegetable, in cold seasons cultivates in Dezful and Bandar Abbas,
spring in Shiraz and Isfahan, and in summer cultivates in Karaj and Hamedan.
Its Export seed name is B32 which is oval and stripe and weights between 7-14 kg.
It can't be stored in cold storage or warehouse and transportation is with refrigerator container and launch.
Packing can be in different types:
1. Styrofoam is put on the floor and sides of container and watermelon is loaded in bulk form.
2. With large pallet boxes of 1 x 1.20 x 1 m
3. Luxury and super which watermelon is in double cartons in carton pallets.

In order of transportation the temperature of refrigerator should be 4-5 degrees.
Also they can keep outdoor fresh watermelon 30 to 45 days.

Cultivate watermelon


Watermelon is for warm seasons. But it is more resistant to cold weather than other melons.
So it is suitable for areas with long and hot summers, so dry or relatively humid summers are suitable for its growth.
And also it's seeds germinate at 15-20 degrees of Celsius and have the best growth at 21 degrees of Celsius.
It can be planted in a variety of soils
But sandy-loam and loamy soils are the best soils for cultivation.
Watermelon grows well in light and fertile loamy soils with good drainage.
This plant is able to grow in different PH ranges. Soils from acidic to neutral PH is suitable for cultivation.
But the best PH is between 6 to 7.
Because this plant has deep root that penetrates to 2 meters depth, you should plow the soil first.
After it has reached a height of about 10 cm, add some mulch to the soil.
So if you want to order it please contact sales manager of Fresh Fruit Land.

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