Nunhems rolls out watermelon variety - The Packer

Nunhems rolls out watermelon variety

02/17/2014 12:45:00 PM
Andy Nelson

BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP/PR NEWSWIREBayer CropScience Donates $1.1 Million to United Fresh Research & Education Foundation to Create the Center for Global Produce Sustainability. (PRNewsFoto/Bayer CropScience LP) (Newscom TagID: prnphotos080887) [Photo via Newscom]Nunhems USA Inc. plans to introduce a new watermelon variety at the National Watermelon Association convention Feb. 19-23 in Savannah, Ga.

Parma, Idaho-based Nunhems’ Premium variety is a small variety known for big yields, according to a company news release.

The Premium, already available in Europe, is a pollinator variety. Unlike other polinators, it can be harvested as a marketable fruit. The Premium has edible seeds and ships well, according to the release.

During the National Watermelon Association convention, Premium watermelon will be served in the appetizer course at the Feb. 21 dinner.

Nunhems is the brand name of the vegetable seed business of Bayer CropScience. The company has created varieties of 28 vegetables, including carrots, cucumbers, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, peppers and tomatoes.

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