Melons And Watermelons Donít Cross

Melons and watermelons donít cross

They both have melon in the name and they are deliciously sweet but thatís where the similarities end.

By melons I mean cantaloupes, Chrentais, honeydews, and a slew of other melons with white seeds in a central cavity..

And by watermelons I mean watermelons with their black spittable seeds. ????????????

Melons are Cucumis melo and Watermelons are Citrullus lanatus.

Two completely different species.

So if youíre only growing one open pollinated melon variety in a 1500í radius, youíve got a great candidate for #seedsavingformarketgrowers

Same goes for watermelon.

The PROS of saving Melon and Watermelon seed:

  • Very easy to extract the seed
  • There are some great open pollinated varieties
  • Annual – from seed to seed in 1 season
  • Melons and watermelons do NOT cross with each other

The CONS of saving Melon and Watermelon seed:

  • Crossers gonna cross


1.5 lbs to 2.5 lbs from a 100ft bed


4 to 6 years

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