|I have planted three hills of watermelons, each with a different variety. I spaced the hills 12 feet apart and then planted cantaloupe in between them. Will the different vareities of watermelon cross-pollinate and produce unwanted results? Could they cross-pollinate with the cantaloupe?|
|The watermelons will cross pollinate, but it will not affect this year's fruit. In fact it is a good idea to hedge your bet by planting more than one variety. You probably won't want to save the seed, as they would produce a plant that would be a mixture of the parents, and most likely inferior to either parent.
Watermelons and canteloupe will not cross pollinate.