Watermelon Plants
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Watermelon ripeness (unusual breed)

Zone 50208 | meggiomum added on August 17, 2017 | Answered

I am growing a "black" variety of watermelon. The fruits are small and greenish-black, and the contact point is already dark yellow before the fruit is ripe. I can't use typical indicators for ripeness (darkening rind, white-to-yellow spot, etc). How do I tell when to pick them? The crop was badly damaged by a hail storm and is just now bouncing back, so counting days won't necessarily be accurate. Help!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 19, 2017

This article should help with some techniques to determine ripeness.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/watermelon/pick-a-watermelon.htm

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