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Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames] #12592784
01/24/18 01:55 AM
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Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames] #12593316
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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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Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames] #12593396
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They're too heavy to handle safely is my guess.


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Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames] #12595390
01/25/18 08:16 PM
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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.

Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames] #12637840
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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

Re: Black Diamond Watermelon [Re: ForkedJames] #12638094
02/20/18 11:28 PM
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They don't stack/or haul as well as the longer skinnier melons


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