Black Diamond Watermelons average 35 to 50 pounds but can get much larger! The rind is tough and deep black in color while the flesh is bright red, sweet, crisp and juicy.
Watermelons are warm season fruits that grow on sprawling vines. Due to their vining habit, watermelons need lots of room and are not very well suited to small garden spaces.
Watermelons are long crops that require 80-100 days from seed to produce melons. They can be grown from either seed or transplants. Transplants will produce watermelons 2 weeks earlier than compared to seed grown vines.
Size: 1204, #4
Spacing: Plant 48″ apart in 8′ rows.
Height: Grows 6″ to 8″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Has large leaves that help prevent the melons from sun burning.
Tips: Plant several seeds per hill to ensure a successful crop but thin to two plants when they are well established.
Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit