will my watermelon seeds be true?
Hi folks! I know this should be an easy question, but I'm still not sure I clearly understand the whole pollination/offspring thing so I am here to ask for your help. Last year in my 1/2 acre garden I had about 6 different kinds of watermelon. They were all planted and bloomed at about the same time, and in many cases the flowers ended up touching each other species of watermelon. I saved a bunch of seed from one of my best OrangeGlo watermelons (an incredible fruit, btw). But now as I get ready to plant those seeds, I'm wondering if they will produce 100% orangeglo melons this time. Obviously any of the other 5 species could have pollinated the orageglo bloom that produced the melon that I got the seeds from. Or will they cross species like that??? I suppose there is a chance of still getting a great or even better melon (doubtful!) but if these seeds are no longer pure orangeglo I don't want to take the chance and will order more. What say you all? Thanks so much!