Garden Berries

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 45

95.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Adlanaa
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
October 16, 2014
          5.0
 
Just a quick note
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? delicious, hearty, easy grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

I discovered these in a field one day, and started noticing them all over the property when I lived in central Texas. They tasted like pineapple to me. I kept them in a brown paper bag after collecting the fruits to ripen (the green fruits are toxic!). A few of the plants were in places that they would have been destroyed, so I attempted to transplant them. I ended up accidentally severing the roots, but they recovered just fine and thrived in a pot on a patio. Great in salads, and very drought resistant. I made everyone in my family try them I loved them so much.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sms
Location:
Southeast, OH
Date:
September 25, 2014
          5.0
 
Pleasant surprise
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Unique, tasty, easy care

What are the cons? Hard to beat the squirrels to

Review:

Germinated well on heating mats. Had a huge storm instead of a small rain the night I put them in the ground that broke every plant on the main stem. That being said, 3 plants still survived through that and went on to produce delicious berries!! Sort of like a mild pineapple with a bare hint of tomato taste. Even my picky 3-year-old enjoys hunting for and eating them. Those 3 plants produced pretty prolifically as was evidenced by the hundreds of empty wrappers around the house and yard left behind by the squirrels. Will plant again, but many, many more so we can have some too. I have a couple handfuls sitting on the counter and so far they're storing in their husks just fine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chale
Location:
Deland, FL
Date:
September 3, 2014
          5.0
 
Grew Great zone9
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

Started plants indoors and planted March 10th. Plants grew very large and produced plenty of berries, enough to make several jars of jam. As I picked the berries each day, I threw berries whole, with husk in a Qt. freezer bag and put into the freezer until I had enough to use. I only planted 3 plants this year to try out, but should have enough wild ones next year from the berries that dropped. In one area they were left alone when they fell but in my other garden, if they were allowed to drop, the ants got to them first! Will grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colorado
Location:
Firestone, CO
Date:
August 23, 2014
          4.0
 
Surprised by the taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Taste

What are the cons? Should have planted more.

Review:

I planted these late, straight in a container. They grew great. Had no issues and we are getting plenty of them. They taste nutty, sweet and to me a little like a pineapple. Our whole family loves them. Nest year I will plant in the ground and plant at least 5 square feet of an area, I will also plant early. Give it time as they do great when you leave them alone.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KYweaver
Location:
Winchester, KY
Date:
August 15, 2014
          4.0
 
Great plant odd flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, fun, stores well

What are the cons? Can't decide about flavor

Review:

Seedlings germinated easily but slowly. Planted out with peppers. Used commercial "tomato cages" for support, which worked perfectly. First fruit ripened same time as first tomatoes. The husks turn brown and drop, making it easy to harvest. For best flavor, let sit for a week inside after gathering. Off two plants, I'm getting a quart in the husks twice a week (about 1 cup husked). Only reservation is flavor. They are sweet, with a firm cherry tomato texture. I taste vanilla and pineapple, but there is a hint of tomato flavor too. Some people love these, my husband finds the texture and tomato flavor offputting in such a sweet fruit. I have made a dessert sauce and included them in salsa with tomatoes to rave reviews. For out of hand eating, I enjoy 3-4 before tiring of them. Am currently dehydrating some to see how that is received. Overall, a win.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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