Rind necrosis in watermelon cultivars
Rind necrosis is a perennial disorder of watermelon fruit in the Imperial Valley, California, which, on the average, causes about $100,000 loss each year. The disorder has also been reported in Hawaii, Texas and Florida. Bacteria have often been implicated as causal agents for rind necrosis. In this study, all cultivars were susceptible to rind necrosis.