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THE 10 ACHIEVEMENTS OF BOUQUET WATERMELONS SINCE 1991

  • First seedless watermelon to break into the European market.

  • World’s number one supplier of seedless watermelons and leader in seedless watermelon sales in the main consumer markets.

  • Family including 4 types of seedless watermelons: red, yellow, mini and black.

  • 2,000,000 tonnes marketed = 400 million watermelons.

  • Available in 27 countries, it is the best known, top quality watermelon brand on the European market.

  • They represent 18% of the total of watermelons produced in Spain and 15% of Spanish watermelon exports.

  • Our seedless watermelons are marketed by Europe’s main distribution channels.

  • Our watermelons are grown in different areas (Andalusia, Murcia, Valencian Region and Castile-La Mancha)
    which gives us an extended production calendar.

  • Leading position. Avalilability + regularity + uniform product + top quality

  • Over €10 million invested in promotion and advertising campaigns translated into 10 languages.

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.

Cultivation

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.