The range of melons on sale in supermarkets is poised to change as Spanish growers experiment with new varieties in a bid to stimulate sales.
Being trialled are seedless red and yellow-fleshed varieties of watermelon, and mini watermelons small enough to retail as a single portion.
Anecoop, which represents 98 co-ops and 5,000 growers in Almeria, Murcia and Valencia, is working with breeding specialist Syngenta.
Spanish melons have escaped the effects of the cold weather that caused widespread damage to salad and green vegetables earlier this year.