The yellow watermelon with horns (Cucumis metuliferus) – food and therapeutic species with adaptation possibilities in Arad agroecological area


  • L. Hălmăgean
  • Mihaela MeÅŸter
  • Monica ZdremÅ£an
  • Maria Balint
  • Daniela Diaconescu
  • V. Ciutina


yellow watermelon, adaptation, agroecological area, phenotypic characters, cholesterol.


In Arad agroecological area, the characteristic area for the west side of the country, starting with 2012 were undertaken a series of research regarding the cultivationtechnology of yellow melon with horns. Beeing a recent species introduced in Romania, but not studied in the west part of the country, our research were oriented for the aclimatization of this species, the development of specific cultivation technology for protected areas or field, as like the improvement of this species towards obtaining new species with superior phenotypi characters. The studied species can be successfully grown in Arad agroecological area, both in protected areas as in field, directly. The fruits are valuable from nutritional viewpoint, containing a several beneficial substances in food and medicine domain (doesn’t contain cholesterol).


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