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« on: May 18, 2019, 08:32:27 pm »

After eating the watermelon, I take out the seed and plant it. Will I get watermelons?
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 12:04:02 am »

Well, you'll get a watermelon vine, which can then yield watermelons.
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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.

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« Reply #5 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.
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