Crossbreed melons

Asked September 12, 2017, 1:01 PM EDT

I have a large melon patch with 10 different varieties. Is it possible for them to cross pollinate and produce a fruit that does not have the same characteristics or look of the original see planted??

Sibley County Minnesota melons cross pollination

1 Response

If you save seeds from the fruit and plant them next year, fruits produced on next year's plants will probably have characteristics that vary from similar to totally unlike those grown this year.

However, the characteristics of fruits on this year's plants should all be consistent with the 10 named varieties sown.