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The 2016 watermelon contest will be held in Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station
Watermelon is one of the most important vegetable in the world. In Taiwan, people take juicy and tasty watermelon as fruits. The major production areas are in Hualien, Tainan, Yunlin and Pingtung. The excellent watermelon variety and production technique in Taiwan is also famous in the world. In order to select the better watermelon cultivars which meet the need of marketing and production, Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station (TSIPS) and Taiwan Seeds Trade Association (TSTA) is going to cooperate for the contest in cultivars of yellow watermelon. The 2016 watermelon contest will be held in Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station.
TSIPS and TSTA points out that the 18 cultivars of this yellow watermelon contest are all provided by seed companies in Taiwan. TSTA accepts the signing up and seeds of yellow watermelon from seed companies, and provides the watermelon seedlings for contest to TSIPS. These watermelon seedlings are planted and grown well in the net-house for contest of Pingtung seed and seedling research center, TSIPS now (fig. 1 and 2). The contest of yellow watermelon cultivars will be held when the fruit is mature for harvest.
TSIPS emphasizes that promoting the competitive ability for seed industry in Taiwan is the same goal of TSTA and TSIPS. The contest is a good platform of watermelon variety and related information. Please refer to the Pingtung seed and seedling research center of TSIPS for further information (TE L: 08-7222-718).
▲Plants of yellow watermelon grown in the net-house for contest.
▲Seedlings of yellow watermelon for contest.