What are the pros? firm crisp flesh. super sweet
What are the cons? powdery mildew in my location
Best watermelon I have ever had and I've had many. Firm crisp flesh packed full of super sweet awesomeness! You can eat all the white edges and nearly to the rind before there is any hint of bitterness. Im in Vancouver Wa so I started mine indoors mid May and planted outside early june under a clear poly tunnel and was able to harvest 3 melons from 3 plants all about 15- 20 lb by mid september. They need lots of sun and heat. I pulled the poly tunnel off in mid july as the plants were pushing through the sides. By early September the powdery mildew came in as usual with the cool rains and nights but the fruits were nearly ready so no worries. Probably could have larger fruits and or more melons if I was able to keep them under clear poly through the season. Not the easiest thing to pull off in the PNW but totally worth the effort. Next year I may graft Alibaba onto a superior rootstock and see what happens.
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