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Use of Flexifort rootstock is recommended for cucumber, melon, and watermelon growers seeking a longer, healthier crop. This rootstock brings increased vigor and a high return of quality fruits. Flexifort is an interspecific Cucurbita maxima x Cucurbita moschata cross that combines nicely with a wide number of varieties. It provides resistance to several soil borne diseases, as well as abiotic stresses such as drought, temperature extremes and high salinity.