Ask a Question forum: Seedless watermelon seeds

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Oct 5, 2017 2:00 PM CST
How do they get seedless watermelon seeds.
Specifically, Sugar Baby " Heirloom " ?
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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Oct 5, 2017 4:53 PM CST
Shhh... Its a secret.

Its the same reason that, when you cross a horse and a donkey, you get a mule. Mules cannot reproduce themselves, there always has to be a horse and a donkey.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Oct 7, 2017 7:26 AM CST
?😕??? Daisy ? Isn't a mule a hybred. The seed i got said heirloom.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Oct 7, 2017 8:38 AM CST
As I understand it the seedless watermelon is a hybrid - like a mule, any seeds it produces will not grow.It is a triploid fruit with 33 chromosomes instead of the normal 22. They did not exist until recently so I think "heirloom" is alternative truth.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Oct 7, 2017 11:16 AM CST
I'm confused. When I search 'sugar baby watermelon heirloom' - I get lots of hits that in fact claim this as an heirloom, but also show photos with black seeds, so not a seedless variety. Philip, did your melons have seeds, or no? I wish I could grow melons, but my season is just too short and not hot enough.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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