Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Ali Baba'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Ali Baba
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

91 to 100 days

101 to 110 days

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Durham, California

Alexandria, Indiana

Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 10, 2010, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

This was a productive and delicious watermelon in my garden. I will grow it again.

Negative

On Dec 6, 2006, Indy from Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew this one one year. It produced nice sized melons that were very simular looking to Charlston Gtay....but mine were not very sweet or flavorable when well ripe.