Bramble Market Class: Black Diamond Watermelon Agua Fresca

Black Diamond Watermelons at Bramble Market

We enjoyed a wonderful class at Bramble Market on August 10 and got to utilize their crop of Black Diamond Watermelons in fresh from a local farmer. According to the Bonnie Plants website the seeds are heirloom and have ties to Arkansas:

"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) and can grow quite large. In Arkansas, where it’s rumored to have been developed, local gardeners recommend this melon for greased watermelon contests: Simply grease the melon, place it into a child’s plastic swimming pool, and get ready for some fun as the kids chase it and try to grab it! Drought-resistant and prolific.

Black Diamond Watermelon Agua Fresca

1 container frozen lemonaide

2 cups water

2 cups fresh watermelon or more if desired.

4 mint leaves

Add all ingredients in a pitcher.  Use a handheld mixer to blend until smooth.  Poor in ice filled glasses and enjoy!

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