5 May 2021 / Nunhems (BASF) has been granted a European patent on water melons (EP2814316) derived from conventional breeding. The bushy plants were originally discovered in a garden. The genetic predisposition to bushy growth occurred randomly. Nunhems has simply used commonly known breeding methods to breed melons without seeds from these plants. The main advantage: they need less growing space. The patent covers the plants, the seeds and the fruits.
Bushy growth in plants just random coincidence