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Watermelon and Cantaloupe

Posted by watermelon7 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 7, 09 at 9:14

I realize that watermelon isn't technically a "melon", but it is in the same family as the cantaloupe. Will they cross-pollinate? Do plants in the same family cross-pollinate, or only in the same genus?

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RE: Watermelon and Cantaloupe

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 7, 09 at 14:06

Cantaloupes and watermelons are in the same family but they are a different genus and species.... they will not cross-pollinate.

Here is a link that might be useful: Seed Genetics - Clothiers Note #10

RE: Watermelon and Cantaloupe

I personally planted watermelon and cantaloupe together and they DID cross pollinate. I had what looked like Watermelon but had cantelope on the inside and I had cantaloupe that had watermelon on the inside. It can happen.

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