Vitazyme on Watermelon – 2009-Hunan, China
This Chinese study on watermelons in 2009 showed that Vitazyme substantially improved crop performance, improving the speed and uniformity of germination, plus increasing leaf size and photosynthetic area; this occurred despite shorter vines with Vitazyme, but shorter internodes meant more leaves per length of vine. More fruit per vine (7%), and a larger fruit size (6%), led to an 18% yield increase with Vitazyme. Moreover, this greater yield was more flavorful, having 8.3% more soluble solids in the center of the melons and 3.5% more solids at the melon edges. Especially important was the income increase of 18%. This program has been shown to be an excellent adjunct to watermelon cultivation in China.