What are the pros? Interesting
What are the cons? Requires Long Season
I planted this last May, and it did not produce a significant amount until this April. Some of this might have to do with the half day of shade but the nearby cherry tomato produced like crazy.
Even now, I get no more than ten fruit a week and they are all closer in size to a blueberry than a cherry.
The fruit are not amazing. Responses have ranged from trying to think of a good recipe for them to spitting them out. They are best described as tomatillos. If you expect something that tastes like tomatillos rather than something that tastes like a gooseberry you will be less disappointed.
I would only recommend this plant to people who have space to plant at least five plants to make up for their low productivity. I would also think twice before growing them in a short season area.
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