NRI Snapmelon (Kanaka)

Snapmelon (Cucumis melo L. Momordica Group; 2n=2x=24) is native to India, where it is widely cultivated and is commonly called 'phut', which means to split. Immature fruits are cooked or eaten raw.. Snapmelon is a source of high fruit acidity.

High yielder.
Resistant to downy meldew.
Medium fruit size, round shape, golden yellow fruit.
High self life rate, suitable for tansport.
Crop duration : 85 - 90 days; Fruit cutting : 55 -60 days.
Sowing Time:
Dec 2nd week to Jan 3rd week
Jul 2nd week to Aug 1st week
Seed Rating and Sowing:
250 - 350g/ 1 Acer; Plant to Plant distance 1.5 - 2 feet , Row to Row distance 4 feet.
Seed treat with Trichodermer virede 4g/100g seed. Sow after 1 hour later.
Fertilzers management:
50 kg potassium, 30 kg phosphorous Basal dose before sowing.
100 kg urea should apply in 3 times 30th, 45th, 60th days after sowing.
For more female flowers spary 4g of Borax /1l water
Pest and Diseases management:
Plant 7 - 10 Days chlorpyrifos 2 ml/ 1l .
Leaf minar Karate ( Lambda cyhalothrin) 2 ml/ 1l .
White fly and pod fly Imidacloprid 1ml/2l water.
Fungal Diseases Tebuconazole or Carbendazim.

Nutritional Composition/100g
  • Carbohydrates 15.60 g
  • Curde Protein 0.369 g
  • Fiber 1.340 g
  • Fat 1.120 g
  • Phosphorous 0.088 mg
  • Zinc 0.203 mg
  • Iron 0.802 mg
  • Calcium 0.760 mg
  • Moisture 76.93 %