Bold Ruler seedless triploid watermelon
Bold Ruler seedless triploid watermelon

Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Sakata Seed America has launched a new watermelon plant program for the Southeast.

Young transplants of the triploid varieties Bold Ruler and Affirmed and pollenizers Ace and SSX8585 are available through Seigers Seed Co., Seedway Inc., Champion Seed Co. and Clifton Seed Co., according to a news release.

Plants will be grown and shipped by several Southeastern greenhouse producers, including LFT Greenhouses LLC, Mobley Greenhouses Inc., and Valdosta Plant Co., all in Georgia; and Mobley Plant World LLC and Speedling Inc., both in Florida.

The program is designed to take the stress off growers by allowing them to order the plants they need without fear of being short or long in the field, according to the release.