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Ali Baba Watermelon (15 seeds) (WM152) $2.50
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BULK SEED 1 oz (WM152C) $8.50
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Ali Baba Watermelon

         
 
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Our favorite watermelon! We introduced this fine variety about 10 years ago after we were sent seed by Aziz Nail, an Iraqi gentleman who had collected this fantastic variety in Iraq. It is now nearly impossible to get seeds from this ancient country whose people have lost much of their genetic heritage in the long, bloody war. Now our corporate agriculture has been "kindly" suggested to native farmers who are losing thousands of years of plant breeding work. The 12-30 lb melons have hard light-green rinds that make them perfect for shipping and storage; the light color makes them resistant to sun burning. Plants are large, vigorous and give heavy yields of oblong fruit which do well in many conditions. The flavor is superb, being very sweet and luscious; and the texture is very crisp. This is a best seller and is a favorite of Dr. Amy Goldman and featured in her book "Melons for the Passionate Grower". Ali Baba has received much acclaim online "as the best tasting watermelon," and it will forever win a spot in any melon lover's heart.

 
Ali Baba Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 32
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

93.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GinnyC
Location:
Marana, AZ, United States
Date:
May 17, 2015
          5.0
 
fantastic oldfashion flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? flavor, sweet, easy to grow

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

excellent watermelon with lots of watermelon flavor that so many varieties lack. very sweet and juicy. thick rind for making pickles.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Vital Grower
Location:
Spring, TX, United States
Date:
May 16, 2015
          4.0
 
Ali Baba
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very productive, easy to grow

What are the cons? Taste was different

Review:

I grew Ali Baba last year. They were one of the most productive watermelon plants I grew. I can see why people like them so much. They are nice sized and produce a lot and are very easy to grow. I forget the weight but I think our biggest was upper 20's, maybe 27 lbs or something. I did not choose to grow these this year. This only my second year growing melons so I wanted to try ten new varieties. Next year I will grow our favorite 3 from the last two years. I will try Ali Baba again to make sure it wasn't a funky season because if I'm being honest, it is not the watermelon taste I prefer. It is good but it's a different flavor. It's hard to explain, I suggest you grow it and make your own opinion. It is well worth growing for sure! When it comes to watermelon taste the Ali Baba is on the opposite end of the spectrum from our favorite so far which is Ledmon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bariq
Location:
London, AL
Date:
January 14, 2015
          5.0
 
Lovely taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? taste

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

Its really great kind of water melon and great taste but in fact its still widely available in Iraq , Im originally from Iraq and I know that farmers still grow it there especially in the middle and north of Iraq and you can get its seeds easily

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chasecamp
Location:
South Pasadena, CA
Date:
December 7, 2014
          5.0
 
Great taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, ease of growing

What are the cons? None

Review:

Fantastic watermelon. I grew it on a trellis and created cloth hammocks for the melons as they came on. My biggest was around 15lbs. They were so sweet- we ate them clear out to the rind. Highly recommend.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Aaron G
Location:
Clever, MO
Date:
November 11, 2014
          5.0
 
Great Watermelon Variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Very Hardy, Great Tasting

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is a GREAT watermelon. This was our first season growing this variety (2014). It produced better than any of the other varieties I grew this year. Probably the best tasting watermelon I've ever eaten. I like to try lots of different varieties each year but this will be a staple in my garden from here on out. These were also pretty hardy as we had a wet spring and dry summer. It still put on lots of fruit and they tasted great. It's only November and I'm already missing having these in my fridge!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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