Black Diamond Watermelon
- Light: Full sun
- Fruit size: 30 to 50 pounds
- Matures: 75 to 90 days
- Plant spacing: 36 to 60 inches apart
- Plant size: Long vine
Heirloom. Black Diamond is a classic oblong watermelon with a black-green rind covering bright red, crisp, flavorful flesh. In the 1950s, Black Diamond was a very popular home garden variety. Fruits have gray-black seeds (perfect for seed spitting contests) and can grow quite large. In Arkansas, where it’s rumored to have been developed, local gardeners recommend this melon for greased watermelon contests: Simply grease the melon, place it into a child’s plastic swimming pool, and get ready for some fun as the kids chase it and try to grab it! Drought-resistant and prolific.
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