Black Diamond watermelon grows on tough, vigorous vines and fruits average 30-50 pounds, with some reaching up to 125 pounds. The dark, blue-green thick rind protects the sweet, firm bright-red flesh. Widely used throughout the South.
- Flavor: Crisp, juicy, and sweet
- Preparation Ideas: Perfect for a refreshing summer slice
- Plant Type: Vegetable
- Fill Weight (grams): 2.5
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 6-8 Days
- Days to Maturity: 75-95 Days
- Growth Type: Vine
- Planting Depth: 1"
- Seed Spacing: 6'/8'
Instructions: Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Take care not to disturb roots when transplanting. Or, sow a few seeds over a hill 9 to 12 inches tall and 2 feet across. When plants are 3 inches tall, thin by cutting to 3 plants per hill. Use a balanced fertilizer to increase yield.
Suggestions: Choose a site with good drainage, good air circulation, and full sun. Ready to harvest when skin on underside turns yellow and when a thump with knuckles produces a hollow sound.