is this true about watermelon seed saving?

GeekellaJuly 1, 2014

I read somewhere that you have to purposefully let the watermelon get overripe in order to save seeds. Is this true? Or can I just save the seeds from a watermelon I picked for eating? Thanks!

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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

Seems you got your answer over on the Fruit Forum. :)


Here is a link that might be useful: Is this true about watermelon seed saving?

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 12:56PM
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little_minnie(zone 4a)

Watermelons, melons, tomatoes and peppers can be eaten at a nice ripe stage and the seed can be saved at the same time.
On the other hand, eggplant, summer squash, cucumbers, beans and peas cannot be eaten and the seed also saved.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 11:31PM
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I was eating a "seedless" watermelon and found a mature seed. The following spring I planted it. I had glorious vines, flowers and eventually a watermelon. It looked exactly the same as the parent.

That fall, when I opened it, not only did it have ridiculously little red pulp but it had so many seeds that nothing was edible anyway!

1 Like    Bookmark   September 16, 2014 at 11:30PM
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