Murcia Cucurbits Days (3 - 5 July)

Over a three-day period the Spanish team welcomed more than 200 traders and growers to introduce our wide range of squash, melons and watermelons in the fields.


Attendees discovered Sakata’s breeding and development activities with the focus on flavour and delivering tasty vegetables to consumers:

- The well-known Cordial and Don Quixote melons

- The new Piel de Sapo Grand Cortes, indoor variety

- The newly introduced Cantaloupe

- The Charentais, Melixis Sakata slow maturity and not the LSL hybrid

- Different varieties of squash: butternut, spaghetti squash, potimarron and Ariel and Pluto for the export market

- and many varieties of watermelon


On 4 July, the main day of the event, attendees took the opportunity to take part in a conference presenting market trends and understand how Sakata integrates these new trends into its breeding programme. The conference was followed by a chance to try Sakata’s cucurbits in a tasty lunch!



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