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Ali Baba Watermelon (15 seeds) (WM152) $2.50
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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: 52
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Waylon17
Location:
Okanogan, WA, United States
Date:
September 3, 2017
          4.0
 
Ali baba watermelon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Productive, crisp and jiucy

What are the cons? None

Review:

Most productive producer of 20 - 30 pound melons that I have grown although this year has seen record heat for our area which may be the reason for the better than usual melon crop. That being said Crimson sweet and Dixie queen weren' t as productive grown side by side.

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:
Texas Farmher
Location:
Athens, TX, United States
Date:
July 11, 2017
          5.0
 
MY ALLTIME FAVORITE
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent flavor, crisp

What are the cons? Root-knot nematode likes it

Review:

I've never met a watermelon that could compare to Ali-Baba for me. The sweet flavor and crisp texture just can't be beat! Where some melons become soggy around the seeds, Ali-Baba does not. They grow really well in my sandy soil and I've grown them for 5 consecutive years now. I have to plant soon after last frost because when it gets really warm in the summer, root-knot nematodes will kill the vines on these so I plant early to try to harvest as many as I can! These vines go everywhere, but even if I was limited on my space, I would still grow this variety. Taste just can't be beat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
James Ocalia
Location:
Oranjestad, Sero Pita, Aruba
Date:
February 23, 2017
          4.0
 
James Ocalia
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Size, heat tolerant,

What are the cons? Fruit takes long to mature

Review:

Aruba has a hot semi-arid climate. I planted the Ali Baba watermelon in a compost made with horse manure beginning of this year 2017 and it is growing really well, harvested up to now 4 watermelons three 20lbs and one 25 lbs, with more on the vine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
schizachyrium
Location:
Salmon, ID, United States
Date:
January 22, 2017
          5.0
 
Beautiful watermelons
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? loves heat, large melons

What are the cons? a few pollination problems

Review:

We get temps in the mid 90s starting in June and it doesn't usually relent until the end of August. These melons were rockstars despite a cold, wet spring. Our growing season is short but I was able to harvest 4 melons out of just one container of watermelon plants in late August/early September. Am going to try Blacktails this year so I won't be growing right away but only because I don't have space. There's always next year! Would highly recommend.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
stephanie
Location:
williamsburg, MO, United States
Date:
November 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Best Watermelon EVER
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? vigerous vines

What are the cons? none

Review:

One of the easiest watermelons i have ever grown.The flesh is very crisp, jucy and super sweet. I will be growing it again. I would definatly recommend this variety to a beginner.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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