Our rimmed serving plate is super for your melon presentation. For many people, seedless watermelons are a symbol of summer. Crisp and refreshing, this beloved red and green striped fruit represents a true slice of Americana.

So it may be a surprise to learn this summertime classic hasn’t been around very long. Until the 1960s, seedless watermelons were nothing more than a pipe dream. O.J. Eigsti, Ph.D., discovered a way to modify the genetic structure of a watermelon plant, allowing the fruit to grow without seeds.

Since Eigsti’s discovery, these seedless watermelons have become a staple at barbecues, lake-house getaways and family gatherings. But many consumers don’t realize how much time and effort go into growing just a single seedless watermelon.

Suzie Swift

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