February 25, 2024

Yellow Gold 48: Yellow Watermelon commercially introduced

Why in news ?

German agrochemicals major Bayer has commercially launched first-ever yellow watermelon variety called “Yellow Gold 48” in India under Seminis brand.


  • Yellow watermelon has been developed from superior germplasm under Bayer’s global research and development efforts.
  • Yellow watermelon variety has been commercially introduced in India after two years of local trials.
  • Yellow Gold 48 have enhanced yield potential, better disease & pest tolerance and higher returns which can benefit watermelon growers.
  • Yellow Gold 48 variety is best suited for cultivation during October to February. Harvest can be done from April onwards after which it will be available in market until mid-July.

Significance of Yellow Gold 48

Yellow Gold 48 is having high yield and income potential which will empower watermelon growers to diversify into new categories. It will also help in growing demand for exotic fruits.  It is the first of its kind yellow flesh watermelon which have moderate to good plant type. It has dark green rind with slight stripes and orange yellow flesh colour. Average weight of the fruit is 2.5 -3 kg.

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