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Title: Will the watermelon seed grow to watermelons?
Post by: v0031 on May 18, 2019, 08:32:27 pm
After eating the watermelon, I take out the seed and plant it. Will I get watermelons?


Title: Re: Will the watermelon seed grow to watermelons?
Post by: Arch on May 19, 2019, 12:04:02 am
Well, you'll get a watermelon vine, which can then yield watermelons.


Title: Re: Will the watermelon seed grow to watermelons?
Post by: True Federalist on May 19, 2019, 02:28:23 am
Well, you'll get a watermelon vine, which can then yield watermelons.

Assuming you don't mean the little white "seeds" in seedless watermelons. Those won't grow because seedless watermelons are a triploid variety whose seeds are created by pollinating a tetraploid watermelon flower with pollen from a normal diploid variety.


Title: Re: Will the watermelon seed grow to watermelons?
Post by: Arch on May 19, 2019, 09:01:00 am
Well, you'll get a watermelon vine, which can then yield watermelons.

Assuming you don't mean the little white "seeds" in seedless watermelons. Those won't grow because seedless watermelons are a triploid variety whose seeds are created by pollinating a tetraploid watermelon flower with pollen from a normal diploid variety.

Correct. I mean these types of black seeds from watermelons, of course:

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I had my own watermelon vines as a kid from local market watermelons in PR.


Title: Re: Will the watermelon seed grow to watermelons?
Post by: Snowguy716 on May 19, 2019, 11:20:56 am
If you plant it in warm conditions in a sunny area with ample water and a well drained, but moist, nutrient rich soil... watermelons are water intensive and love heat.  In northern Minnesota, even the cold tolerant varieties usually only get to the size of a grapefruit.  The small amount of flesh is absolutely delicious but itís not worth the effort.



Title: Re: Will the watermelon seed grow to watermelons?
Post by: dead0man on May 19, 2019, 11:28:55 am
Unless you live in the tropics, it's probably too late to plant them now.  Like Snowguy said, they much prefer heat and wet.