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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Seedless?

What makes a watermelon seedless?
Well . . . that is one of those questions that could keep you up at night.
Thank God for Google.
~To get fruit, the seedless watermelon (called triploids) must be grown next to the regular watermelon (called diploid). The seedless watermelon is sterile and unable to pollinate by itself. Therefore, the regular watermelon assists in the pollination process for the seedless watermelon to get fruit.~ from ehow.com
I also found that watermelon is a natural diuretic and 92% water . . . That'll keep you up at night too . :-)
Y'all enjoy~
Sandi

6 comments:

Justabeachkat said...

I've been craving watermelon lately. And Seedless is the way to go.

Hugs,
Kat

fourkidsmom said...

we have been having the absolutely best seedless watermelons here in arkansas. Your pictures make me want to go get another one.

nanny said...

Interesting......
I have a big juicy melon in the fridge and have been having a slice for breakfast....yummy!

Kathy said...

Thank You ...thank you, thank you...for stopping by and mentioning Bon Qui Qui...
I have been laughing my head off, in between coughing it off ever since you suggested u tube.
She is a hoot.
Good medicine!!!

Thanks for the watermelon stats too.
I've always wondered that!
Keep cool,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Meals by Misty said...

They talked about this on the Today show this morning. What bugs me is when you think you are buying a seedless, but you get home and its full of those slimy, slippery little devils!

Stitchfork said...

Good info, and best of all...it tastes good!
xo Cathy

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