DIANA WATERMELON and Jennifer Remoquillo


JENNIFER REMOQUILLO, national coordinator of the High Value Crops Development Program, shows two fruits of Diana watermelon harvested at the training center in Concepcion, Tarlac.

The Center was inaugurated on May 22, 2012 with a Field Day and Harvest Festival attended by farmers, government officials and other stakeholders.

Diana is a new watermelon variety distributed by Harbest Agribusiness headed by Toto Barcelona. The fruit has an attractive golden-yellow rind and uniform oblong shape. The vigorous plant is early and productive, with strong fruit-setting. Flesh is red, tender and juicy, with 12% sugar content. The rind is thin but good for shipping and storage. The average weight is 2.5 kilos.

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