Seedless watermelon origins
The origins of seedless watermelons date back many centuries. They were originally grown by Japanese farmers, unaware that the use of certain farming techniques would lead to a triploid variety, which later underwent technical development in California in the 1970s. As a result of research and tests carried out with different seeds, Anecoop was the first to introduce the “Queen of Hearts” variety onto the European market.
Seedless watermelons are a natural cross between three different varieties resulting in a fruit with imperceptible white seeds.
Watermelons can be grown outdoors or in greenhouses according to the time of year and to the different production areas. Bouquet watermelons are grown using environmentally friendly methods, such as the naturane production system (approved by Globalgap) and organic farming techniques, which ensure food safety.
Storage and transport
The recommended storage and transportation temperature is 10-12ºC (8ºC for the Mini watermelon). Continued exposure to lower temperatures may damage the fruit. It is not advisable to leave watermelons in the sun or to store them at temperatures over 18ºC. If watermelons are transported with items that produce ethylene, such as melons, stone fruit and tomatoes, ethylene absorbers must be used and there should be as much ventilation as possible.