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A Review of Watermelon Production and Price Trends from 2010 to 2021

FE1137/FE1137by Tara Wade, Kelvin Amon, Kevin Athearn, and Craig FreyJune 23rd, 2023Eight states produce most US watermelons. Most of the fruit (almost 80%) are grown in California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas, with Florida leading in domestic production. In 2019, Florida’s watermelon output accounted for 25.2% of total US production, 24.7% of national watermelon acreage, and 29.6% of the overall US crop value. The value of Florida's watermelon output accounted for 13.2% of the state's total vegetable production. This publication provides information on both seeded and seedless conventional watermelon acreage, volume, and pricing for California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas from 2010 through 2021. It is one of a series illustrating trends in Florida’s five most economically important specialty crops, excluding citrus: tomatoes, bell peppers, watermelons, sweet corn, and strawberries. This information will be useful to producers, Extension agents, and others interested in specialty crop commodities trends.

Beekeeping: Watermelon Pollination

AA091/ENY-154 by Malcolm T. Sanford and Jamie EllisJune 20th, 2022A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Commercial audience(s). in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Plant Systems

Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Watermelon

PI031/CIR1236 by Wael M. Elwakil, Nicholas, S. Dufault, Joshua H. Freeman, and Mark A. MosslerJanuary 20th, 2022A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Commercial audience(s). in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Animal Systems

Watermelon Production Budget for North Florida

FE1104/FE1104by Kevin Athearn, Marina Burani Arouca, Robert C. Hochmuth, Josh H. Freeman, Nicholas Dufault, Benjamin Broughton, Tatiana Sanchez, Mark Warren, Luke Harlow, and Henry T. PittmanDecember 3rd, 2021This publication describes a sample watermelon production budget for a spring season in north Florida. We estimate costs for fixed assets, equipment operation, labor, materials, services, harvesting and marketing. We also estimate yield and potential returns. A budget summary and sensitivity table are provided. A spreadsheet that can serve as a budget template accompanies the manuscript.

Watermelon, Seedless—Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Mansf.

MV152/HS685 by James M. StephensNovember 6th, 2018

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