Most melons are transported over vast distances, shelf life becomes an important criterion. The Rijk Zwaan varieties combine a good flavour with excellent presentation and fruit quality. Our breeding work for growers concentrates on stable, high-yielding varieties with good disease resistance. We have an increasing focus on important traits for the convenience market. This includes larger fruit, thin skin and a small seed cavity. Structure, firmness and shelf life after processing also play an important role in the development of convenience melons. In the Caribbean concept, you will find these traits combined in a series of varieties.