HM.CLAUSE presents four new references in its melon offer
The company, the world leader in melons, held its Melon & Watermelon Event at the Pozo Estrecho research centre (Murcia) to inform professionals from the chain of value from all over the world about its portfolio. At the event, they emphasised the latest incorporations: the mini piel de sapo HMC 46 4851, the piel de sapo Valkiria, the yellow melon Jandaia and the charentais Chamán (HMC 45 3967). All of them provide solutions for both producers and for the other links in the chain of value, that is to say, for marketing and consumers.
HMC 46 4851 concentrates the “melting” flavour and the traditional texture and aroma of the piel de sapo in a mini format, which is ideal for export. Its fruits are uniform and have the characteristic appearance of melons in this segment.
In large size, Valkiria is obtaining “incredible” results in early productions in Murcia. The producers have already informed HM.CLAUSE of this, backing the new variety. Amongst its main values are the following: externally, a very attractive shape and grooving, and a very versatile size of between 3-3.5kg, (valid for both chains and brands). The variety allows size and quality to be obtained in early cycle and it is also very resistant, agronomically speaking, since it includes resistance to powdery mildew and gen Vat for aphids.
In Yellow melons, the new development is Jandaia, for medium-late cycle in Murcia and La Mancha. With an export size that ranges between 1.3 and 1.8kg, the vitality of its plant, its good internal quality and pine cone-shaped, smooth fruit stand out. Added to this, its cutting time is easy to identify.
Currently in a pre-commercial phase, Chamán (HMC 45 3967) is a charentais melon with “great potential”. It offers flavour and size in early cycle (transplanting from the 5th to the 30th of March) and it has some optimum production levels and good shelf life. It is easy to cut and the flesh is an attractive orange colour.