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Watermelon Types – What Are Some Common Varieties Of Watermelon. By Amy Grant The watermelon — what else is there to say? The perfect summer dessert requiring no effort on your part, just a good sharp knife and voila! There are over 50 different varieties of watermelon, most of which you have probably never partaken of or seen. With the resurgence of heirloom seed gardens, there are likely several watermelon plant varieties you would love to plant in the home garden. All varieties of watermelon share a distinct mouth-watering, thirst quenching, sugary flesh encased by a solid rind. There are four basic types of watermelon: seedless, picnic, icebox, and yellow/orange fleshed. Seedless Watermelons Seedless watermelons were created in the 1990’s for those of you who don’t think spitting melon seed is fun. Queen of HeartsKing of HeartsJack of HeartsMillionaireCrimsonTrioNova Seedless watermelons have tiny underdeveloped seeds, despite the name, which are easily consumed.

Picnic Watermelons Charleston GrayBlack DiamondJubileeAllsweetCrimson Sweet. What Fruits And Veggies Looked Like Before Humans Domesticated Them - Raw Holistic Health. From bananas to corn, to watermelon to eggplant, the popular crops many enjoy are drastically different than when our ancestors consumed them. The next time you bite into a juicy piece of watermelon or indulge in the succulent experience of eating corn on the cob, remember that the crops once looked and tasted drastically different than they do today. Foods such as bananas and eggplants have been selectively bred over centuries (which is a different process than splicing genes, referred to as genetically engineering) so they have traits which humans prefer, such as fewer seeds and tastier flesh. Selective breeding entails a farmer selecting and growing crops that have preferred traits so that over time, the majority of the crop produces foods which are tastier and easier to eat.

Wild watermelon, for example, has been bred so that it produces more flesh than seeds. Selective breeding by ashley gates on Prezi. Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops.