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Can the pollinator for seedless watermelons be any seeded
watermelon? How about cantaloupe? cucumber?

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I was told that watermelons are able to pollinate them selves. They get
male and female flowers, and bees/bugs do it for you. I got tired of
waiting so I used a "q" tip a couple of times. I had melons, but I dont
know if it was me or nature that got them to come on.

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Can the pollinator for seedless watermelons be any seeded
watermelon? How about cantaloupe? cucumber?




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I was told that watermelons are able to pollinate them selves. They get
male and female flowers, and bees/bugs do it for you. I got tired of
waiting so I used a "q" tip a couple of times. I had melons, but I dont
know if it was me or nature that got them to come on.

Dwayne


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Can the pollinator for seedless watermelons be any seeded
watermelon? How about cantaloupe? cucumber?




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On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 11:30:22 GMT, "Dwayne" wrote:

I was told that watermelons are able to pollinate them selves. They get
male and female flowers, and bees/bugs do it for you. I got tired of
waiting so I used a "q" tip a couple of times. I had melons, but I dont
know if it was me or nature that got them to come on.

Dwayne


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Can the pollinator for seedless watermelons be any seeded
watermelon? How about cantaloupe? cucumber?



Seedless watermelons require a seeded variety to be planted nearby for
pollination. When I've bought these seeds the packet always contains
both the seedless and seeded varieties.
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On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 11:30:22 GMT, "Dwayne" wrote:

I was told that watermelons are able to pollinate them selves. They get
male and female flowers, and bees/bugs do it for you. I got tired of
waiting so I used a "q" tip a couple of times. I had melons, but I dont
know if it was me or nature that got them to come on.

Dwayne


"H Hornblower" wrote in message
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Can the pollinator for seedless watermelons be any seeded
watermelon? How about cantaloupe? cucumber?



Seedless watermelons require a seeded variety to be planted nearby for
pollination. When I've bought these seeds the packet always contains
both the seedless and seeded varieties.


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Can the pollinator for seedless watermelons be any seeded
watermelon? How about cantaloupe? cucumber?

Seedless watermelons require a seeded cultivar planted among them. Unless you
buy seeds from a supplier to commercial growers, the packet will contain a afew
of a seeded cultivar. It has to be a watermelon, cantaloupes, cukes etc don't
work.

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Can the pollinator for seedless watermelons be any seeded
watermelon? How about cantaloupe? cucumber?

Seedless watermelons require a seeded cultivar planted among them. Unless you
buy seeds from a supplier to commercial growers, the packet will contain a afew
of a seeded cultivar. It has to be a watermelon, cantaloupes, cukes etc don't
work.



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