I have a good understanding of how seedless watermelons are made. Theoreticaly it is impossible for black viable seeds to form in a seedless watermelon, yet on occasion they do form and they are viable. It irritated me not knowing how this is possible.
I searched the internet to find out how it was possible for a seedless watermelon to produce black viable seeds. Strangely enough I couldn't find any explanation.
I spoke to/emailed some plant nerds and a certain professor at a university who asked I didn't name him (and I won't - wink) and I now understand how seedless watermelons can produce black viable seeds.
If you would like to read a simplified version of how seedless watermelons can produce viable seeds then keep reading.
If you are a plant geneticist and would like to elaborate on any points that I have simplified too much, or anywhere that I have strayed a bit too far and confused things, then feel free to leave a comment!
|Watermelon grown from a viable seed from a seedless watermelon|