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How do we get seedless watermelons?


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Dear Betsy,

Seedless watermelons are triploid (3 sets of chromosomes) in their genetic make-up which causes them to be seedless.

For more info:

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/newsletters/hortupdate/may00/h5may00.html

http://www.ext.vt.edu/departments/envirohort/factsheets2/fruithome/mar94pr4.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



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