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Ali Baba Watermelon (25 seeds) (WM152) $3.00
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 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: 54
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
ONSL
Location:
St. Louis, MO, United States
Date:
November 17, 2017
          5.0
 
Best Watermelon of 2017
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor, excellent size

What are the cons? None

Review:

This was the best watermelon of a trial this year. We did Ali Baba, Mississippi Cobb Gem, Katanya, Desert King, and Ice Cream. Ali Baba was hands down the winner. It was the heaviest watermelon from the trial, the best tasting, the best ripening. Mississippi Cobb Gem put out more fruits, but none with the same quality. An interesting note was the fruit shapes can vary significantly. Some were oval, some were very oblong. Incredible melon!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Matthew Knoefler
Location:
Milton Freewater, OR, United States
Date:
October 24, 2017
          5.0
 
Ali Baba Watermelon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Large, Productive, sweet

What are the cons? what is not to like

Review:

we have grown this melon for a few years now. when we have a good melon year these really produce. we get nothing less than 20 pounds and most melons are over 40 pounds. our heaviest this year was 47.8 pounds. took me 2 days to eat that sucker. i did eat a 42 pound watermelon in one day though. love the clean energy. the melons do well for us. they have larger seeds. i just chew up the seeds when eating the melon. love the color of the outside of the melon. the flavor is good and simple. we have other watermelons with more intricate flavor but these are good. we will keep planting them. note, we grow in thick leaf mulch and wood chip mix. gives more flavor and size. we only watered by sprinkler this year. stopped watering late fall. it is october 24 2017 and just picked our last Ali Baba watermelon. it weighed 42 pounds. touch over ripe but still good watery sweet texture. the middle seems to get mealy when over ripe but still quite edible.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 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

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3 out of 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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