[automatically translated] Increasing the cultivation of hybrid melon cultivars has Caused the loss of several Sicilian landraces caratterizzata by a high level of diversity, tolerance to environmental stress, disease resistance, and high quality fruits. Although the Majority of hybrid melon fields in the Sicilian countryside are nowadays irrigated, many farmers are still growing melon landraces without irrigation. In this trial, eight Sicilian landraces of winter melon (Cucumis melo L. var. Inodorus Naud.) With yellow skin and three with white skin were Compared with the commercial cultivars Helios. Plants were grown at a density of 2080 plants ha-1. without irrigation. 'Local Ustica' and 'Yellow Recattivo' gave the highest yields. 'Yellow Jopppolo' was the least productive. Average fruit weight was highest in 'Local Ustica' and lowest in 'Sutera Yellow'.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|