Seed & Transplant

GoTexanredBayer Vegetable Seeds
4120 W. Pecan St.
McAllen, TX 78501
Contact: Rosie Aguirre
Phone: (956) 682-0174
Fax: (956) 682-0176
Web Site: www.acseed.com

Gowan Company
5812 92nd St.
Lubbock, TX 79424
Paul McDaniel
918 Natalie St.
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: (956) 330-5860
email: [email protected]
Web site: www.gowanco.com

Harris Moran Seed
S.A. De Cv. Blvd. V. Carranza
#2378-A-21399 Mexicali, B.C.
Contact: Bruce Hubert, Semillas Harris, and
Morgan Mexicana
Phone: (686) 580-9828

Harris Moran Seed
Mike Candena
12446 Mile 21 N
Edcouch, TX  78538

Keithly Williams Seeds
1510 C Midcities Drive
Pharr, TX 78577
Contact: Mike Key
Phone: (956) 783-0600
Fax: (956) 783-0602
Web site: http://www.keithlywilliams.com

Nunhems USA
1200 Anderson Corner
Parma, ID 83660
Contact: Beth Oloson
Phone: (208) 674-4161
Fax: (208) 674-4005
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.nenhemsusa.com

Seedway
P.O.Box 250
Hall, NY 14463
Contact: Chuck Elam
Phone: (863)559-3494

Seminis Vegetable
P.O. Box 486
Donna, TX 78537
Contact: Lee Schill
Phone: (956) 464-4450
Fax: (956) 461-3434
Web site: www.seminis.com

Sakatas Seed America, INC
David LaGrange
929 E. Esperonza # 15
McAllen, TX  78501
Phone: 956-802-4291
Fax: 956-68-4425
[email protected]

Sostena
Steven Vandever
956-342-7921

Syngenta Seeds
2101 Ranger Hwy.
Weatherford, TX 76088
Jeff Watkins
776 Ashland Lane
Nipomo CA 93444
805-332-6089
[email protected]

GoTexanredSpeedling Inc.
PO Box 7220
Sun City, FL 33586
Charlie Rodriguez
[email protected]

Syngenta 
Robert Arriaga
7312 North 30th Street
McAllen, Texas 78504
956-322-9719
[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FACTOIDS

Texas Agriculture Matters! Texas watermelons contribute almost $90 million annually to our state’s economy. Grown on farms stretching from the Rio Grande Valley up to the High Plains and from East Texas to the Trans-Pecos, watermelons nourish Texans and the Texas economy – enabling our producers and state to continue to be recognized leaders in the global marketplace.

– Sid Miller, Agriculture Commissioner

The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.

Over 1,200 varieties of watermelons are grown worldwide in 96 countries.

Watermelons are 92% water.

Watermelon's official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.

By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.

Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.

The first cookbook published in the U.S. in 1776 contained a recipe for watermelon rind pickles.

In 1990, Bill Carson of Arrington, TN grew the largest watermelon at 262 pounds that is still on the record books (1998 ed. Guinness Book of World Records).

TEXAS IS ONE OF THE TOP FOUR WATERMELON PRODUCERS IN THE COUNTRY, GROWING 15% OF THE TOTAL DOMESTIC CROP. LAST YEAR, TEXAS PRODUCED OVER 600 MILLION LBS OF WATERMELON.