What are the pros? Looks great, fun, unique
What are the cons? No fruit by Sep 18th, aphids
The plants grew fine, and tall with nice leaves. They grew flowers. However, they never formed fruit. It's probably because I live probably less than an hour from the Oregon High Desert, and we had a particularly desert-style year with a record-breaking 116? F. in June (whereas late July and early August are usually the really hot periods, and the hottest I've known it then was 113?). Night-time temperatures are usually at least 30? cooler than the daytime highs. I didn't know it when I got these seeds, but it's best to plant plants that are heat, cold, drought and clay tolerant in my area. The plants were shaded a little too heavily, too.
Aphids liked these plants, a lot. They didn't seem to like the calcium nitrate (fertilizer) that I later sprayed on the leaves, though, but the ladybugs didn't mind.
The plants have varying traits (fuzzy or smooth leaves, red or green stems).
The plant probably prefers more sun and a more temperate climate. Maybe more phosphorus than it got.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?