10 Organic Black Diamond Watermelon Seeds-Flavorful, crisp, perfect

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10 Organic Black Diamond Watermelon Seeds-Flavorful, crisp, perfect

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Organic Black Diamond Watermelon Seeds
Citrullus lanatus
King of the Garden Watermelon, Black Beauty Watermelon, Shadow Melon
Description: Black Diamond is a classic oblong watermelon with a black-green rind covering bright red, crisp, flavorful flesh. In the 1950s, Black Diamond was a very popular home garden variety. Fruits have gray-black seeds (Perfect for seed spitting contests, if that is your desire!) and can grow quite large, often topping 45 or more pounds.
Days to Maturity: 75-80 Days
Fruit: The flesh is bright red and mouthwatering sweet and the skin is decidedly dark green in color, very striking when plated.
Fruit Size: Up to 20-24 inches in length, 12-14 inches in diameter, normally 25+ pounds, but may grow as big as 40-50 pounds.
Fruit Color: Dark green skin with bright red flesh, very sweet.
USDA Zones: 2b 11b (At elevation Zones 3b 11b)
Life: Annual
Soil: Loose, loamy, amended with compost, slightly sandy. The better the soil, the better the Watermelon. Mulching with dark/black material to cover the soil will serve multiple purposes: it will warm the soil, hinder weed growth and keep developing fruits clean.
Soil pH: 6.0 to 6.8
Sun: Full sun, no shade.
Sowing: If you live in warmer climes, you can direct sow seeds outdoors, but wait until the soil temperature warms to at least 70 degrees F to avoid poor germination and losses. Watermelon vines are exceptionally tender and should not be transplanted until all danger of frost has passed. To be safe, wait at least two weeks past your absolute last frost date. [Gardeners in colder climates can still have success in growing watermelon by starting seeds indoors.] Even a very light frost (31 to 33ºF) can kill watermelon vines. Use frost blankets or cold frames to protect vines and prolong the harvest season. To ensure fruits ripen before frost, remove any blossoms that start to develop within 50 days of your areas average first frost date.
Fertilizing: Compost is the best for all watermelons, but, if you use commercial fertilizer, make sure its deliver more nitrogen than phosphorus and potassium. However, after flowering begins, use a fertilizer with less nitrogen. We prefer to use home-processed seaweed in our watermelon patch.
Wildlife: Watermelons love bees, bees are good, dont hate bees!
Spacing: Space the watermelons 3 feet between rows, and 2.5 feet between plants. If growing in mound/hill style, sow seed around the perimeter of mound/hill.
Water: Water regularly, 2 or more times a day for proper growth; plan on 1 to 2 inches per plant/per week. If in drought conditions, make sure to monitor water application to support during times of stress.
Harvesting: When a melon is ripe, its belly will go from near white to creamy yellow. Check the tendril. If its green, wait. If its half-dead, the watermelon is nearly ripe or ripe. If the tendril is fully dead, its ripe or overripe; its not going to get any riper, now is the time to pick the fruits of your labor! Stems should be cut with a sharp knife close to the fruit.
Nutrients: Watermelon fruit is 93% water, contains 5-6% sugars, and is low in fat. In a 100-gram serving, watermelon fruit supplies 30 calories and low amounts of essential nutrients. Only vitamin C is present in appreciable content at 10% of the Daily Value. Watermelon pulp contains carotenoids, including lycopene. The amino acid citrulline is produced in watermelon rind. Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each serving has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, and more lycopene than found in many tomato varieties, antioxidants and amino acids. There's even a modest amount of potassium.
Storage: Watermelon may be stored on the countertop, but will last longer uncut, in the refrigerator. However, studies have shown that watermelons stored in the refrigerator will have a nutrient reduction versus ones stored on the countertop.
Additional Information: Vines produce male and female flowers separately on the same plant. They often begin producing male flowers several weeks before the females appear. Do not be concerned if the male flowers fall off. The female flowers (which have a swollen bulb at the base) will stay on the vine and bear fruit.
History: Watermelon is thought to have originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics on walls of their ancient buildings. ... The 13th century found watermelon spread through the rest of Europe via the Moors.
Pest Resistance: Resistant to fusarium wilt and anthracnose.

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Organic Black Diamond Watermelon Seeds

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Do you only sell Organic Seed, Organic Teas, Mushrooms, Organic Essential Oils, Organic Spices, and Spice Blends
Yes! I will only sell organic seed, organic spices, organic mushrooms, and organic teas, and custom made organic spice blends that are all 100% Certified Organic.
I go to extremes to make sure that I never carry anything that may even be questionable regarding Organic origin.
All seed is grown on our family farms, as are all the ingredients in our spice blends. (With very few exceptions for items that cannot be grown in our areas.)
If you have any questions about seed, ingredients, tea blends, uses, or anything else, please message us and I or a family member will get back to you as soon as we can.
Will you help me with information on how to grow the seed I buy, recipes for spices and blends I get from you?
Absolutely! I or a family member will help in any way we can with information about the seed, your location, or the best practices to ensure that you have success with your gardening,
We will also help with our spices and handcrafted spice blends and share some of our favorite recipes and secrets for making to most out of your selections.
Can I buy GMO, Hybrids, or other engineered seed, teas, spices, or spice blends from you?
Emphatically No! I refuse to carry or work with any person or company that offers for sale or for free any seed, tea, essential oil, spice, spice blend ingredients, or any other product that is not 100% Certified Organic.
What days of the week do you ship and to where?
We ship on Monday - Friday via USPS (United States Postal Service), UPS, FedEx, & DHL. [Custom orders can be shipped on Saturdays to ensure speedy delivery if requested.]
I ship to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and as a gift with no invoice/receipt if you wish.
Do you ship internationally (Europe, Australia, Asia)?
Yes, I ship worldwide via the USPS (United States Postal Service) & DHL. [There is a daily pickup service to help expedite the orders as fast as I can.]
Do you provide a Phytosanitary Certificate (PC) for international orders? And local Custom (International Orders)
Yes, upon request and prepayment (This is a custom order request); I can provide a Phytosanitary Certificate from the USDA/APHIS for your import requirements.
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We all are related in one way or another and the few that are not direct relatives have been working with the family for so many years that they are technically family. :)
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