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Ali Baba Watermelon (25 seeds) (WM152) $3.00

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Ali Baba Watermelon

         
 
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Our favorite watermelon! We introduced this fine variety about 12 years ago after we were sent seed by Aziz Nael, 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: 63
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Edward B.
Location:
Wichita Falls, TX, United States
Date:
August 24, 2019
          5.0
 
Drought resistant.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Drought resistant, sweet, cris

What are the cons? None

Review:

I did a test planting on the Ali Baba of just 2 plants in late spring and did not tend to them very much. No weeding or fertilizer, and only watered once. We have had almost no rain all summer and high temps. Only got one watermelon. It was almost round and ver heavy. Harvested mid August. Skin was light green color with little variation. Almost looks like a large honeydew. It bursted open under my knife, very juicy, red, sweet, crisp, not too seedy. Couldn't ask for a better melon to grow in this drought ridden red clay. If I would have tended to the vines I could see getting a larger and more melons. Definitely will plant again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ashley
Location:
Nacogdoches, TX, United States
Date:
August 2, 2019
          5.0
 
Great watermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Large, easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

Love this watermelon! I started some plants inside then moved them outside, and I also directly started seeds in the ground. Plants took off with both methods. Most of the melons got to be very large and have a great taste. These were not quite as sweet and juicy as the strawberry watermelon I also grew this year, but they were much hardier and more prolific. Will likely grow these again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Geomanisintense
Location:
Bellevue, MI, United States
Date:
July 20, 2019
          5.0
 
Distinctive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Very distinctive color skin

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grow different colored flesh varieties. This one has a very distinctive light green skin, and has a delicious pink meat. The Plants are vigorous and productive. Fruits vary from 5 to 20 pounds, and are tasty no matter the size. When I put out samples of my watermelons at market, this one sells out first. I've had customers buy out my stock after trying the samples. Because it is so distinctive, I mix a seed or two in each hill, so that I can produce more, and keep up with demand.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
cjr4497
Location:
ville platte, LA, United States
Date:
March 25, 2019
          5.0
 
Grow Well in the Deep South
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Size, Taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

I am only in my 4th year of gardening, and each year i have tried multiple different kinds of watermelons. As far a flavor goes, these are the only watermelons i have been been happy with. The flavor is different but in a good way from most anything i have tried from the store or my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Retired Gardner
Location:
San Leandro, CA, United States
Date:
October 26, 2018
          3.0
 
Not enough heat near SF Bay
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Vines were strong and healthy

What are the cons? No fruit

Review:

Working on optimism alone I planted two varieties of watermelons this summer, including Ali Baba. Summers near the SF Bay seldom get temperatures above mid-70's, and this summer was especially cool. While sun is abundant, the redwoods nearby throw long hours of shade over every part of the garden. The vines grew, but the fruit never got larger than a cherry tomato. I'm sending the remaining seeds to family in Colorado, who have the kind of consistent summer warmth that the successful growers of this melon enjoy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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