- Watermelon - Arka Manik
- Watermelon variety Arka Manik with triple disease resistance to anthracnose, powdery mildew can be successfully grown under sub-tropical conditions throughout the years breaking the seasonal barriers of watermelon cultivation and giving an economic returns Rs. 50-60 thousand per hectare in 110 days and reducing the yield losses by 50 to 60 per cent. An advanced generation derivative of modified back cross between IIHR 21 Crimson Sweet. Angular stem with light green deeply lobed foliage. Fruits oval with light green rind colour and grow to dark green stripes. Deep crimson flesh with granular texture, pleasant aroma, very sweet(TSS 12-15%) Average fruit weight 6 kg. Seeds small with dark brown specks on the testa. Triple resistant to powdery mildew, downey mildew and anthracnose. Duration 110-115 days. Yield 60 t/ha.