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Bees. Yes the bees do it. They cross pollinate. The seedless water melon plant is sterile and can be pollinated only by crossing it with pollen from a regular seeded water melon. In order to accomplish this, growers plant seeded and seedless plants adjacent to one another and, with the help of pollen-carrying bees, they pollinate seedless plants to produce seedless watermelons.*

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      Denise Richardson wrote Mar 10, 2011
    • They grow from seeds like most things. They only difference is they don’t reproduce so they don’t have seeds. They are produced by treating a variety of seeds with a chemical which alters the chromosomes into doubling their number. Doubling a normal (diploid) watermelon results in a tetraploid plant (one having four sets of chromosomes). When the tetraploid plant is bred back, or pollinated, by a diploid or normal plant, the resulting seed produces a triploid plant that is basically a “mule” of the plant kingdom, and it produces seedless watermelons.



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      Angelcart wrote Mar 10, 2011
    • Dang Neicy!  You should be on “Who Want’s to be a Millionare!”  LOL    Seedless are the best!



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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 10, 2011
    • I find seedless watermelons to be very disappointing, flavor-wise.  I grew up in a big watermelon growing area and am used to all the different wonderful varieties of fresh flavorful watermelon, each a little different than the other.  With this big move to seedless watermelon that seems to be all you can get in the grocery store, we‘re all missing out on a lot of good varieties of watermelon that will soon be lost.  Don’t even get me started on the way big companies are trying to control the seed market!



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      Denise Richardson wrote Mar 10, 2011
    • [Link Removed] thanks I google a lot of stuff lol.estatic


      Neicy, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Kerri1985 wrote Mar 11, 2011
    • Seedless is not natural....Not created by God but man...



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      Anne E wrote Mar 12, 2011
    • I so loved spitting out the seeds when I was a child.  The little plants would grow in the grass until my dad mowed them down worried



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