seedless watermelons

A wise father drops knowledge to his young daughter about hybrid (seedless) watermelons in this video making the rounds on social media.

The watermelon isn’t actually seedless; the seeds are thin and white rather than black and hard.

In the video, the man explains why hybrid watermelons have thin, white seeds rather than black ones.

Here is the scientific explanation for the hybrid watermelon:

“A seedless watermelon is a sterile hybrid which is created by crossing male pollen for a watermelon, containing 22 chromosomes per cell, with a female watermelon flower with 44 chromosomes per cell. When this seeded fruit matures, the small, white seed coats inside contain 33 chromosomes, rendering it sterile and incapable of producing seeds. This is similar to the mule, produced by naturally crossing a horse with a donkey. This process does not involve genetic modification.”

By the way, watermelons are classified as vegetables not fruit.