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Arkansas Black Watermelon
 
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Arkansas Black Watermelon (25 - 35 seeds) (WM189) $4.00
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Arkansas Black Watermelon

         
 
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85 days. Oblong fruits reach around 18 " in length, 15-20 lb, crimson flesh. Vigorous vines tolerated a lot of heat and drought in 2011. A local Arkansas variety sent in by a customer. Lovely, very dark green rinds really do look nearly black.

 
Arkansas Black Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
UALR Campus Garden
Location:
Little Rock, AR
Date:
March 11, 2014
          5.0
 
Loved this heirloom
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? No pests, drought tolerant!

What are the cons? Wish I had planted more.

Review:

We grew these last summer and they did great! Frequently shared harvested fruit with students working in the garden and they loved the sweet flavor. Survived 100 degree days, and didn't have any problems with disease or pests. Saved the seeds and look forward to growing more of these this season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By UALR Campus Garden 11 Mar 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tiffany
Date:
October 22, 2012
          5.0
 
No flavor
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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We just harvested our first, ripe Arkansas Black watermelon and when we cut into it sounded and smelled so promising, but very disappointed. It had NO flavor. Almost sour tasting. It wasn't over or under ripe. It also wasn't a dark red inside, but a pink color. The rind did get almost black like they described. We have a couple more out there and hopefully they will have some flavor. We'll try again next year. As a side note we did grown them in a greenhouse, verses an outside garden spot since we had limited garden space available. Not sure if that was a factor or not into how they grew. It also took a lot longer than 85 days for them to grow. Not sure if that was because they were in the greenhouse verses garden spot outside.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Tiffany 22 Oct 2012

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Trailblazer
Date:
August 4, 2012
          3.0
 
Disappointing first harvest
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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After watching and waiting for our first Arkansas Black watermelon, we finally harvested the beautiful dark green melon. It measured 14" long and weighed 21 lbs. The underside had turned yellow and the tendrils had withered, just as the instructions had told us should indicate a ripe melon. It was so hard to wait for it to chill before cutting into it. My mouth was watering at just the thought of that first bite. But, lo and behold, as we split it open, disappointment set in. The rind was too thick, the flesh was pinkish red rather than the crimson that was described, and it wasn't sweet at all. I am hoping the next one will be better. Maybe we harvested it too soon, I don't know, but we went according to directions.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Trailblazer 4 Aug 2012

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