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