How was watermelon discovered?
Then, when was the watermelon discovered?
In the 7th century, watermelons were being cultivated in India, and by the 10th century had reached China, which is today the world's single largest watermelon producer. The Moors introduced the fruit into Spain and there is evidence of it being cultivated in Córdoba in 961 and also in Seville in 1158.
Additionally, how was watermelon invented? Seedless watermelons were invented over 50 years ago, and they have few or no seeds. Watermelon breeders discovered that crossing a diploid plant (bearing the standard two sets of chromosomes) with a tetraploid plant (having four sets of chromosomes) results in a fruit that produces a triploid seed.
Also question is, who first discovered watermelon?
There are reports that it was first cultivated in the Nile Valley some time in the second millennium B.C. Seeds of watermelon were found inside the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, who ruled from 1333 B.C. to 1324 B.C. In the 1950s, watermelon was introduced to the Indians of North America.
Who invented seedless watermelon?
In the 1940s, a plant geneticist named O.J. Eigsti developed the first seedless watermelon. And, just like my teenage facial hair, nobody really took the Eigsti's idea seriously. The idea didn't take off until 1980s, when the seedless watermelon was reintroduced and marketed to grocery store chains.