Germplasm Releases (since 1967)

Watermelon Breeding at NC State

Cultivars and breeding lines, including hybrids and inbreds (in order by type and year of release).

Cultigen name Released Developer Important traits Parents or pedigree
Watermelon inbreds
Sweet Princess 1967 Henderson Vines resistant to Fusarium wilt, anthracnose races 1 and 3; short (small) seed size; tan seeds; gray rind pattern; fruit 21-27 lb; red flesh, very sweet, fine flesh texture; excellent shipping Small seeded Congo type x Charleston Gray
NC-506 2009 Wehner, Ellington Medium-size fruit with round shape, medium width dark green stripes on light green background, dark orange flesh Inbred line from the intercross of Tendersweet Orange Flesh, Yellow Baby, Yellow Doll, Golden Honey, selected and self-pollinated past S10
NC-517 2009 Wehner, Ellington Medium-size fruit with round shape, narrow dark green stripes on light green background, canary yellow flesh Inbred line from the intercross of Tendersweet Orange Flesh, Yellow Baby, Yellow Doll, Golden Honey, selected and self-pollinated past S10