A nice hybrid watermelon with a good fruit setting and a high sugar content for optimal delight is the Grey Belle Watermelon from conventional seeds.
The characteristics of Grey Belle Watermelon
MATURITY: 80 days early
SHAPE: Almost round.
AREA: 25 x 20 cm.
7 kg in weight.
Light gray-green with darker veins, RIND.
SPIRIT: Dark Pink
SEED COLOR: brown, medium size.
Benefits of Grey Belle Watermelon for Health
Because it has a high water content, it prevents dehydration.
Cucurbitacin E and lycopene, are two components of watermelon that have been investigated for their ability to prevent cancer.
Increases cardiac efficiency because it contains a number of heart-healthy ingredients like lycopene, citrulline, and other vitamins.
Prevents inflammation, which is associated with a number of chronic diseases, thanks to the antioxidants lycopene and vitamin C which are present in it.
Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, lycopene aids in maintaining eye health and guards against age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
The use of watermelon juice as a post-workout recovery beverage has some potential. Its ability to relieve muscle discomfort is in part due to citrulline.
A number of the nutrients in watermelon are beneficial for your skin and hair. Some prevent sunburn, while others keep skin supple.
Because of the fiber in it, it promotes digestion and reduces constipation.
How to cultivate a watermelon called Grey Belle
Plant it where there is plenty of open areas because vines can grow up to 20 feet long.
Add organic stuff to the soil, such as compost or cow manure. A balanced fertilizer with a lot of nitrogen should be added.
8 to 10 watermelon seeds should be sown in a ridge, and they should be pushed 1 inch deep.
With at least 8 feet separating each row, place ridges 3 to 4 feet apart. Thin each ridge’s plants down to the top three.
Use mulch or shallow hoeing to keep the soil free of weeds.
It has somewhat deep roots, therefore watering is rarely required unless the weather is exceptionally dry for an extended length of time.
Side dress plants with a half cup of balanced fertilizer (5-10-5) when vines start to ramble. When melons are set, fertilizer should be applied a third time.
Withholding water as melons ripen will increase their flavor.