Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Yellow Flesh Black Diamond'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Flesh Black Diamond
Additional cultivar information:(aka Willhite's Yellow Flesh Black Diamond)
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Coushatta, Louisiana

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 7, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This melon appears identical to the standard Black Diamond/Cannonball. It is a round, dark green melon averaging 30 lbs. The flesh is light yellow. It is tender and sweet, but not as tasty as Orangeglo or Tendersweet. Rind is sufficiently tough for moving to local markets.