Answer: You have asked an interesting question. If the 6 seeds that germinated did not include the pollinator plant among them, then your watermelons would have been pollinated by something else. If all the plants look the same and there is no "odd looking one" then this could cause the strange fruit you are seeing. On the other hand, planting too early in cold soil or cold temperatures can cause stunting, as can hard or shallowly prepared soil, lack of water, lack of nutrients, or insect or disease problems. If you think that the problem was caused by the seed itself, you might wish to contact Burpee Customer Service directly at 800-333-5808.
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