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Ali Baba Watermelon
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  • Ali Baba Watermelon
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Ali Baba Watermelon (15 seeds) (WM152) $2.50
BULK SEED 1 oz (WM152C) $9.50

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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: 40
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Supernova
Location:
Brighton, United Kingdom
Date:
January 20, 2016
          5.0
 
Iraqi Watermelon Rind Jam
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Extremely sweet and crispy

What are the cons? expensive

Review:

http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/04/iraqui-watermelon-rind-jamrecipe/ Iraqi Watermelon Rind Jam – Recipe Nothing lost with this divine fruit

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
suse
Location:
dexter, IA, United States
Date:
December 17, 2015
          4.0
 
Ali baba
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, large melons

What are the cons? hard to tell when ripe

Review:

Melons have good flavor, easy to grow for our climate in the north. Very good yield of mostly large melons. Mine were 20-30 lbs each with very few tiny melons.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
californiaGirl
Location:
Citrus Heights, CA, United States
Date:
December 2, 2015
          5.0
 
Yummy and Prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty Tasty Tasty

What are the cons? Nothing at all

Review:

Simple: Grow this watermelon. It is phenomenal. Sweet, crispy, refreshing, and beautiful. Mulch your watermelon plants so they never are without moisture or nutrition, and you'll have plenty of these guys during the heat of the summer. Nice size. I picked a wheelbarrow full of these and the orangeglows one day, another terrific variety, from just 6 plants. and that's not counting other pickings here and there. Grow the Ali Baba! I'm definitely growng it next year, and I typically don't do the same thing more than once unless it's the best. It's the best!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JAM
Location:
Jamul, CA, United States
Date:
November 18, 2015
          5.0
 
Recommended
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? flavor, texture, size, season.

What are the cons? Perhaps late to mature.

Review:

First year growing this variety, in the hills east of San Diego. Abundant, big, tasty, juicy melons. I had ripe Ali Baba melons from mid-July to the first week of November. I'll grow it again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
freebrownies
Location:
Benjamin, UT, United States
Date:
October 14, 2015
          5.0
 
Our new favorite variety
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

We grew 3 varieties of watermelon this year and Ali Baba was the only one to get over a couple of pounds (wild weather this year). The flavor was great. The flesh was so crisp, the melon actually split itself in half when I touched the blade to the rind. And the flesh is great right to the rind...more so than any other watermelon we've tried.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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