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Developmental aspects of field-to-field variations in selected cantaloupe characteristics (Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus Naud.)

Authors

R. M. Davis
G. N. Davis
U. Meinert
K. A. Kimble
L. C. Brown
D. M. May
G. E. May
L. C. Hendricks
R. W. Scheuerman
V. H. Schweers
D. N. Wright

Authors Affiliations

R. M. Davis, Jr., was Associate Olericulturist, Department of Vegetable Crops, Kearney Horticultural Field Station, Reedley; G. N. Davis was Professor and Olericulturist, Department of Vegetable Crops, Davis; U. Meinert was Laboratory Technician II, Department of Vegetable Crops, Davis. His present address is Gilroy Foods, Gilroy, California; K. A. Kimble was Laboratory Technician IV, Department of Plant Pathology, Davis; L. C. Brown was Associate Agriculturist, Agricultural Extension Service, Hanford; D. M. May was Assistant Agriculturist, Agricultural Extension Service, Fresno; G. E. May was Agriculturist, Agricultural Extension Service, Modesto; L. C. Hendricks, Jr., was Assistant Agriculturist, Agricultural Extension Service, Los Banos; R. W. Scheuerman was Assistant Agriculturist, Agricultural Extension Service, Merced; V. H. Schweers was Agriculturist, Agricultural Extension Service, Visalia; D. N. Wright was Agriculturist, Agricultural Extension Service, Bakersfield.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 38(3):165-180. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v38n03p165. March 1967.

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Abstract

This paper presents observations on the week-to-week development of selected cantaloupe characteristics under several different sets of field conditions. The analysis is especially concerned with detecting the period or periods of melon development during which variations in each characteristic seem to arise. The information is presented under several headings: Time required for maturation, Development of flesh color, Melon size, Fruit shape, Surface netting, Suture netting, Ground-spot size, Flesh thickness and flesh proportion, Soluble solids concentration, and Correlation of seed number with melon characteristics. The observations recorded here may be regarded as directly related to those published by the senior author in 1964, with several of the same co-workers (Hilgardia, Volume 35, Number 16, July). The latter paper is frequently cited in the present text.

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Davis R, Davis G, Meinert U, Kimble K, Brown L, May D, May G, Hendricks L, Scheuerman R, Schweers V, Wright D. 1967. Developmental aspects of field-to-field variations in selected cantaloupe characteristics (Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus Naud.). Hilgardia 38(3):165-180. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v38n03p165
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