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Dec 10, 2014 2:08 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

To those of you trying the possibly seedless watermelon. If you get seedless melons and you want to save seeds from the parents that would be fine. They will continue producing seedless melons in the future. If you wanted to increase the odds of getting seedless plants you could do manual cross pollinations between the plain oblong parent and the round striped parent. Or remove the male flowers from one or the other parent.

Also, the round parent has a recessive plain-skin gene hiding inside. So I'd recommend saving seeds from round fruits only if they are striped.

Good luck! and have fun. I've sure enjoyed this project. Thank you for being test subjects! Big Yellow Grin
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: Lofthouse

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