Ali Baba watermelons have hard, light-green rinds that are perfect for shipping and storage. Plants are large and provide heavy yields of oblong fruit which do well in most conditions. The flavor is superb, being very sweet and luscious; and the texture is crisp — not mushy. Ali Baba has been called “the best tasting watermelon,” and we think you’ll agree. (95 days)
Each packet contains approximately 15 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Choose a planting site with full sun, well-drained soil and good air circulation. A gentle, south-facing slope is ideal. Sow 1/2 inch deep after the last frost and temperatures are warm. Space plants 12-inches apart, in rows 6-feet apart. Small bush varieties may be spaced 3-feet apart. Keep soil moist at all times.
Fruits are ready to harvest when stems turn from green to brown and begin to dry. In addition, look for the underside — where the fruit rests on the ground — to turn from a greenish white to yellow or cream colored. Cut from vines with at least one inch of stem attached.