For watermelon I grew Ali baba and an early variety. The early variety had too many small seeds and wasn't as sweet as Ali Baba. However, I got way more icebox watermelons- probably because they are small when mature. I think we got around 25 watermelon total (I really need to keep a more accurate count so I can compare year over year).
I'm hoping these last a while in the basement too. I did already cook a few and froze them for later. They have a lighter flavor compared to butternut squash. I think I like butternut squash more, but these were super duper squash bug resistant! I made squash soup, squash cookies, squash pancakes and roasted squash so far.