Taiwanese breeding of new watermelon and apple melon varieties in Saint Lucia
Fresh Melon (Muskmelon)
Published May 7, 2022
The Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) continues to test new fruit varieties in Saint Lucia. In April, the team highlighted the cultivation of two watermelon varieties and a new type of melon called apple melon. The new varieties were grown from non-genetically modified seeds that were brought to Saint Lucia via the TTM breeding team.
Crop specialist Eric Chen, assisted by technical officer Edward Wilson, highlighted the two watermelon varieties on display: 'Sweet Robin' and 'Black Queen'. These are both yellow/orange fleshy watermelons unknown to the local growers. The Black Queen watermelon has a dark skin ...