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Where Can I Buy A Black Diamond Watermelon?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by John6185, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Mad Professor

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    Kinda between the 81 business exit on the north side of town and the flashing light. East side of the road.
     
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    Only buy the seedless now. Sometimes they aren't as sweet as a black diamond, but I hate working through the seeds.
     
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    A little early yet for Black Diamond in Oklahoma. Black Diamonds are coming out of South Texas this time of year.

    My dad was a produce buyer for grocery stores for 40 years and we always managed to get the best watermelons all Summer long! When I was teen, I worked Summers in the OKC Farmer's Market and always found great watermelons! But the OKC Market is far from what it used to be. Now the markets at OSU-OKC and Cleveland County are pretty good.
     
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    Yep. There's a guy that sets up at the OSU-OKC Farmers market that we call Watermelon Man; but I haven't seen any Black Diamonds so far this year there either. It's easy to spot him; 35-40 year old lookin' guy, red headed, farmer lookin' dude, standing around with a bunch of watermelons to sell.
     
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    Crimson sweets are in my opinion the best melon, but that’s just my opinion. One single little vote.
     
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    You're not alone Powerman. That's the only melon I grow every year. And yes,they are tasty.
     
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    I just buy 3 and cut the hearts out of them. My son can snack around the seeds at his leisure
     
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    Now I understand the saying, "Eat your heart out."
     
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    My grandpa (who was known to sit in the cab of his truck with a .30-30 to keep the coyotes out of his watermelon patch) once stopped at a watermelon stand. When the guy told him how much it was per pound, he told him, "well, then just cut me about two pounds out of its heart."
     
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    I tried to grow melons once on a couple acres next to some woods.
    Don’t do it. Right when they got ripe, field rats came out of the woods and ate a hole into every one of them.
     

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