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Santo Domingo Winter watermelon

Raifu
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This thread is for the Santo Domingo Winter watermelon. To see more information about all three Santo Domingo watermelon breeds, click here.

I harvested a Santo Domingo Winter watermelon the other day. It tasted similar as before, but it wasn't refrigerated this time. Refrigerating it is definitely a good idea. I like the taste a lot better that way. The fruit was larger and more well-formed in 2017. I saved the seeds.

Santo Domingo Winter watermelon fruit, whole.

Here's my slice of it that I ate (the color isn't right in the picture):
Santo Domingo watermelon fruit, sliced open. It has pink flesh and black seeds.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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I harvested two more of these the other day. They weren't as large.

this variety doesn't seem to have many seeds.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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Here are four more fruits, harvested several hours ago, from a different planting site (I'm very excited about them; they're all in the refrigerator, this time):

Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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I ate the three smallest of those four earlier today. All three fruits tasted the same. Refrigerated, they were quite sweet (including the white part of the rind) and very good. You should really refrigerate this variety well before eating it, in my opinion. They were much better than the ones I had before unrefrigerated. The one I had in 2017 that I loved was also refrigerated, although it had a different flavor than these grown with black plastic.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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Today, I cut open the largest one, and at first, it didn't look ripe! However, we ate it, and it sure tasted ripe. Nice and sweet; crisp and good. Very few seeds. Yeah, definitely refrigerate these.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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Great news. I found Santo Domingo Winter watermelon seeds that I had saved in 2017! So, I can grow those next year, too. They were from a good-sized fruit grown in drought conditions without black plastic. It was perhaps the onky variety to get to its full size that year.

Germination wasn't great the last time I tried those in an unheated greenhouse; so, I plan to pre-sprout them inside in a plastic bag in a wet herbal tea bag before planting them to go in the unheated greenhouse.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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