How do you grow a black diamond watermelon?

How do you take care of a black diamond watermelon plant?

For best results, aim for a soil pH between 6.5 and 7.5, advises Cornell University. Because the water content of watermelons is over 90 percent, these fruits also require consistent moisture until the fruit is set. Black Diamond watermelons grow best in full sun, which means six hours a day.

Where do Black Diamond watermelons grow?

Black Diamond watermelons are large, deep green melons that can reach up to 50 pounds in some gardens. They have a long, three-month growing season that requires plenty of water and sunlight. They grow best in light, aerated soil in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9.

How do you know when to pick a black diamond watermelon?

Monitor the color of the skin. As the Black Diamond matures, the skin turns dark green and becomes dull. The skin on the belly of the fruit, where it touches the ground, becomes a light yellow. The melon is ripe when it has a light yellow belly and dull, dark-green skin on the rest of the surface.

What does the inside of a black diamond watermelon look like?

The melons have thick, tough skin that is solid deep green, almost gray in color. Inside, however, the flesh is a pale shade of yellow. The flavor has been described as sweet, though not as sweet as other yellow watermelon varieties.

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What is the most expensive watermelon?

A black jumbo watermelon auctioned in northern Japan fetched a record 650,000 yen (US$6,100) Friday, making it the most expensive watermelon ever sold in the country — and possibly the world.