watermelon cross?

gpaintjrMarch 13, 2008

I have seed for watermelon that has been in the family a while(so I am told). Someone gave me a different watermelon seed (moon and stars).

If I grow these together will they cross? The seed for the family watermelon is not available that I know of. If they would or could cross how far should I separate them?


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Yes they will cross. They are insect pollinated so they must be far enough apart that that a bee will not visit flowers on each cultivar before returning to the hive. That means about a minimum of a quarter mile. If you have to grow both, you will need to bag and hand pollinate the melon you want to save unless you have that kind of space.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2008 at 8:11PM
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