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Watermelon

Similar Names
Citrullus lanatus
Top Producer
Maldives
0567 Watermelons
Top Exporter
Spain
080710 Melons (including watermelons), fresh
Top Importer
Germany
080710 Melons (including watermelons), fresh
Wholesale Prices
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$ 0.87 per kg
+2.9%
Oct, 2019
Jun 10
Oct 21
Product Intelligence of Watermelon

Price Factors of Watermelon

What are the key factors that determine the prices of Watermelon?
General Information

-Handling cost

-Refrigerated storage cost

-Shipping cost

-Labour cost and packing materials

-Input costs: labour, mechanisation, fertiliser, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, fuel and electricity cost.

-Yield quantity which is affected by Weather (wind, rains and temperature) and soil type and moisture.

-Weed control.

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Product Description
General Information

-Watermelon is believed to have originated in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, Watermelon has been cultivated as early as 2000 B.C.E. -The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt. Watermelon seeds have been found in the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, and in other sites of the 12th Egyptian Dynasty, African slaves and Christian missionaries introduced the watermelon to the rest of the world.

-Watermelon is a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae, which is include cucumbers, gourds, pumpkins and squash.

-Watermelon divided into 4 main types : Seeded watermelon, Seedless, Icebox, Yellow & Orange.

-Watermelon can be sow seeds directly outdoors, but under warm soil temperature least 20°c to avoid poor germination, or by using transplantation.

-It can be eaten fresh-sliced, grilled or diced, in salads, and made into jams, jellies and juice to drink straight or in combination with other fruit juices and/or spirits.




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