What are the pros? Vines were strong and healthy
What are the cons? No fruit
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.
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