Science: Seedless

Cheong yin Wong is a 27-year-old Chinese who is doing graduate work in experimental botany at Michigan State College. Last week his mentors announced that Cheong had produced seedless watermelons. He did it by removing the male elements of the flower from the vine before pollination could take place, treating the female with growth-stimulating chemicals. Some of his seedless melons are pear-shaped.


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