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Why Are Melon Seeds In The Sweetest Part ?
« on: 24/08/2008 17:24:55 »
Greetings Maidens, Knights  & Scientific Bods Of Esteemed Academia,

Will ewe take a look at these two juicy melons !




As a Sheepy, there is nothing more I love,of course, than to enjoy the sweet texture and taste of beautiful ripe juicy melons ! See them there in all their bountiful ripeness ?...I literally ooze joy as I handle and hold them, hmm..the dreamy texture awaits within...ewe luff them, I luff them....melon producers luff em !!

But woe is me when I open them up !..

Why why oh why is the sweetest part of the melon the place where the seeds reside (but not watermelons eh ?...separate explanation please)


Your kind consideration in this matter will be most appreciated.

I think i'd like to be left alone with my melons right now !

Thank Ewe


Neil
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« Reply #1 on: 24/08/2008 17:36:28 »
LOL LOL.. Well I have never thought about that!

Perhaps the center is like the inside of the uterus protecting its babies (or seeds) and after deterioration or opening and removal The seeds are then ready to reproduce Ideally perhaps in the soil where the plant had fruited!

The melon would probably take months to decompose. Then by the time it had decomposed in the center, the seeds would then have a good foothold of enriched soil to then start regrowing in the ground for the next season..  What do you think? Is that possible...
 

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« Reply #2 on: 24/08/2008 18:41:32 »
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Endozoochory is generally a coevolved mutualistic relationship in which a plant surrounds seeds with an edible, nutritious fruit as a reward to animals that consume it. Seeds within the fruit are often protected by tough outer coating; many seeds have such thick protection that they cannot germinate until they are scarified by digestion. This keeps the seed from sprouting while still in the fruit and reduces competition with the parent plant.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_dispersal
 

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« Reply #3 on: 24/08/2008 18:56:37 »
Nice shirt, Matalan?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 24/08/2008 20:06:35 »
LOL LOL.. Well I have never thought about that!

Perhaps the center is like the inside of the uterus protecting its babies (or seeds) and after deterioration or opening and removal The seeds are then ready to reproduce Ideally perhaps in the soil where the plant had fruited!

The melon would probably take months to decompose. Then by the time it had decomposed in the center, the seeds would then have a good foothold of enriched soil to then start regrowing in the ground for the next season..  What do you think? Is that possible...

As a firm believer in empirical study I will leave a melon to decompose for many months !

*dum dee dum...two minutes later*..DROOL...CHOMP !!...yummy !!




DOH !!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 24/08/2008 20:07:44 »
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Endozoochory is generally a coevolved mutualistic relationship in which a plant surrounds seeds with an edible, nutritious fruit as a reward to animals that consume it. Seeds within the fruit are often protected by tough outer coating; many seeds have such thick protection that they cannot germinate until they are scarified by digestion. This keeps the seed from sprouting while still in the fruit and reduces competition with the parent plant.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_dispersal

Aha !!..Thank ewe RD

Wonderful !..now I know...but what about watermelons ?...that's a toughie !!!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 24/08/2008 20:09:24 »
Nice shirt, Matalan?

LOL !!.....actually ASDA Special Value !  ;D
 

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« Reply #7 on: 24/08/2008 20:57:42 »
Cuboid watermelons


Big in Japan
« Last Edit: 24/08/2008 21:03:26 by RD »
 

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« Reply #8 on: 24/08/2008 21:12:22 »
A square meal indeed !!

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« Reply #9 on: 26/08/2008 19:22:17 »
LOL LOL.. Well I have never thought about that!

Perhaps the center is like the inside of the uterus protecting its babies (or seeds) and after deterioration or opening and removal The seeds are then ready to reproduce Ideally perhaps in the soil where the plant had fruited!

The melon would probably take months to decompose. Then by the time it had decomposed in the center, the seeds would then have a good foothold of enriched soil to then start regrowing in the ground for the next season..  What do you think? Is that possible...

As a firm believer in empirical study I will leave a melon to decompose for many months !

*dum dee dum...two minutes later*..DROOL...CHOMP !!...yummy !!




DOH !!

LOL.. LOL Well I still think it is for protection of the seeds! Hee hee..

Now you've done gone and fertilized it and it will grow like crazy baring you swallowed the seeds whole!.. LOL..
 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/08/2008 19:24:23 »
Cuboid watermelons


Big in Japan


Those are way cool! Are they grown in a box to create the shape?....whoops.. yes indeed I read link.. glass boxes it is! Sorry!
« Last Edit: 26/08/2008 19:26:21 by Karen W. »
 

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