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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: 28
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 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

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gen1Rev
Location:
Raymore, MO
Date:
August 27, 2014
          4.0
 
Makes great ice cream
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Most of my melons ended up softball sized and odd shaped, possibly pollination issues? It was a weird, cool dry summer, though and it was probably a victory that they produced at all. They're definitely hardy. Nothing exceptional to eat except that the rind was so thin and flexible my 2yr old went ahead and ate that along with the fruit! I also invented a new way to eat watermelon I think. Put the tiny ones in the freezer for a couple hours, cut in half and you've got a bowl of AMAZING watermelon "ice cream!"

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Poppie
Location:
White Bluff, TN
Date:
August 18, 2014
          5.0
 
Great Melon
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Every seed germinated

What are the cons? Pale flesh

Review:

I grew this melon this season (2014) and was highly impressed. Prolific, hardy and delicious. I've not liked watermelon since getting sick on it as a kid, but I do love this one.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dora
Location:
Ragland, AL
Date:
March 9, 2014
          5.0
 
Grow this melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Taste great and easy to grow!

What are the cons? None really.

Review:

This is an amazon watermelon. I will grow it every year for now on. I tell everyone that will listen to me to grow this one. BEST watermelon in my OP. Loves Alabama heat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mary
Location:
Steelville, MO
Date:
March 6, 2014
          5.0
 
Juiciest Sweetest watermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Gigantic and scrumptious

What are the cons? Apsolutely nothing

Review:

We decided to try this watermelon. It grew quickly and sent out a lot of flowers and watermelon right away. We planted 5 plants in a 35ft bed and the plants covered the entire bed. Those 5 plants gave so many watermelon that my family of 9 could not eat all of them and we LOVE watermelon. All of the watermelons that we got were REALLY BIG one watermelon weight 39lb and the rest weight 20-30lb. If you want a watermelon that produces a lot with no care choose this one. And i have to admit that these watermelons are absolutely juicy and sweet. THIS IS THE BEST WATERMELON EVER.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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