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#12334360 - 07/11/17 12:55 PM Black Diamond Watermelon
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Almost ready

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#12334385 - 07/11/17 01:08 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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Thump it.
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#12334393 - 07/11/17 01:17 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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My favorite!
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#12334467 - 07/11/17 02:14 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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Dee - Lish
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#12334707 - 07/11/17 05:29 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: Luke57]
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Originally Posted By: Luke57
Dee - Lish





Yep! cheers
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#12334724 - 07/11/17 05:38 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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It's not ready until the button on the end is brown. Also check the yellow patch. That shows where it sat on the ground. More is better and if there is a little tinge of ornge to it, that's even better.
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#12334800 - 07/11/17 06:41 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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It's amazing to me how store-bought melons are so anemic looking. Where are the real "red meat" melons?
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#12334967 - 07/11/17 08:45 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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I will post update picture when we pick and cut it. These should be RED.
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#12336511 - 07/12/17 07:05 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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It's ready when the little leaf right by the stalk dies.
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#12336573 - 07/12/17 07:43 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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I got some coming in this year also, but I'm a month or more out

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#12336795 - 07/12/17 09:56 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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Still the best watermelon of them all. As my granma used to say, "The only REAL Watermelon!

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#12338687 - 07/13/17 10:37 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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#12341636 - 07/15/17 08:34 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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Black Diamonds are the best!!

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#12592702 - 01/23/18 07:13 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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food coolphotos

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#12592782 - 01/23/18 07:53 PM Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames]
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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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Loc: Midlothian, Tx.
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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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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