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#12592784 - 01/23/18 07:55 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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#12593316 - 01/24/18 08:21 AM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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How come Black Diamonds aren't grown commercially any more? I can never find one in the markets, or even at the Farmer's Market. There is one of similar shape that they grow, but they will admit that it is not a Black Diamond.
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#12593396 - 01/24/18 09:03 AM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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They're too heavy to handle safely is my guess.
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#12595390 - 01/25/18 02:16 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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Registered: 04/07/11
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Loc: Arlington, TX
The reason you cannot find Black Diamonds is shelf life. Unlike other commercially grown water melons Black Diamonds must be consumed shortly after picking. I was told by my local farmers market manager they could not afford to buy the melons only to throw half of them away as they were fit for consumption.

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#12637840 - 02/20/18 03:05 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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I would think they get to big for stores to handle. When I was a kid my family and aunts and uncles would go to Brownwood lake for a week before school and peanut harvest. Uncle from Slaton, Texas had irrigation land and he would load up 6-8 big black diamonds and we would put them in the lake to cool them, brings back good memories. food

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#12638094 - 02/20/18 05:28 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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They don't stack/or haul as well as the longer skinnier melons
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