Pepquino, the smallest watermelon in the world, is produced in South America. It is reported that a \"adult\" ordinary watermelon is about 43 cm to 48 cm long and about 17 cm in diameter, but \"Popkino\" is only 3 cm long, just 1/20 of \"adult\" ordinary watermelon. Although the appearance is no different from ordinary watermelon, the \"Popkino\" is blue and green, and the taste is as crisp and refreshing as cucumber. In addition, its skin is smooth and tender, can be eaten directly, and even watermelon seeds can be eaten.
Pipkino, this wild fruit originated from South America, was discovered by the Dutch food manufacturer, Copper Prester, and brought the seeds back to the Netherlands for greenhouse cultivation. Popkino is only 3 cm, and looks like ordinary watermelon, so it is called \"mini watermelon\". In 2011, \"Popkino\" landed in the UK.
\"Popkino\" is a high-end fruit with high nutritional value. It is rich in vitamin C. Potassium and magnesium have a fragrance like banana and lime, which tastes crisp and refreshing like cucumber. Some consumers are worried that watermelon is too \"mini\" and it is difficult to dig out the flesh. Popopin Prester said that Pipkino is not only smooth and delicate, but can be eaten directly, and even watermelon seeds can be eaten, eliminating a lot of trouble when eating.
This kind of mini watermelon is diverse. It can be used as a snack or appetizing food directly. It can also be matched with simple summer salads as home -cooked dishes. It is made into an ice cream to relieve the heat.
\"Popkino\" is cultivated in spring and summer, and it should be selected in sufficient sunlight or in plastic greenhouses. Suitable for planting in field blocks with loose texture, fertile and irrigation, and pay attention to the supply of fertilizer and water during planting to improve yield. The neutral or weak acidity of the soil pH is conducive to improving quality.
If indoor seedlings are used, it is better to transplant the leaves and transplant them outdoors. Both ground climbing and standing frames are available, and the output of the stand is larger. Generally, the growth cycle is 60-85 days, and the height of the single plant is 1.2 to 1.8 meters high after the frame, and the output of each plant is 60-90. The fruit is smooth and shiny. The stripes and net spots are clear. The fruit is green. Elliptical, like ordinary watermelon, has strong resistance to diseases.
Popkino-my country's introduction
The Institute of Vegetables of the Hangzhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences introduced this mini watermelon to Hangzhou. In addition to research, To meet market demand, increase the diversity of fruits and vegetables in Hangzhou, and provide consumers with more choices.
On March 6, 2011, Wu Lijun, Liujiang, Xinjin County, Chengdu, explored the seedlings and transplanted to the greenhouse in early Aprilplant.Due to abnormal climate and lack of experience for the first time, only 28 seedlings were survived in the end.
In July 2011, the \"Popkino\" planted by Mingcun Town, Pingdu City, Shandong Province successfully concluded the fruit.
On July 24, 2012, \"Popkino\" appeared in Xi'an to attract merchants to order.