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Himalayan Honeysuckle or Chocolate Berry
 
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Himalayan Honeysuckle or Chocolate Berry (15 seeds) (JS156) $4.00
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Himalayan Honeysuckle or Chocolate Berry

         
 
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(Leycesteria formosana) Is a little known plant that was originally introduced from the Himalayan mountains way back in the Victorian era in England. The plant was very popular in gardens, but disappeared from cultivation for many decades. It has a small but growing number of gardeners who see it’s niche value as a specialty berry. The berries advisably are only savored when fully ripe, because green berries are hotter than some of the hottest peppers! Once they mature, they become a rich chocolaty brown color with a distinct chocolate/caramel flavor. Joe believes that it will be a hit with top chefs and that they will be on the gourmet lists of foodies before long. The plants are hardy and produce from august to frost. Produces a perennial shrub that should do well up to zone 5.

 
Himalayan Honeysuckle or Chocolate Berry
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Norma
Location:
Seattle, WA
Date:
June 26, 2014
          2.0
 
Invasive in Seattle WA
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Bush

What are the cons? Invasive Plant

Review:

Plant is very easy to grow, however, it is aggressive and is an invasive species in Seattle. Seeds are spread liberally by hungry birds and new plants can shoot up all over your yard and your neighbor's. Even though it is a beautiful plant and the flowers and berries hang down like a fuchsia, but I'd think twice before planting seed in zone 8. Note: All plants in my yard have been destroyed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Norma 26 Jun 2014

3 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PattyWhack
Location:
Garner, NC
Date:
April 30, 2014
          5.0
 
Excited
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Easily Grown

What are the cons? None so far!

Review:

This plant is beautiful when it first sprouts and is pretty small, as the seeds are also of minuscule size. These are easy to grow -- I live in zone 7b but planted them inside an empty egg carton inside my house. They just sprouted and are doing well, but it takes about 3 weeks to a month to sprout. If you're a hardcore gardener there's probably some mulch or special soil you can use, but I just used regular potting soil. I can't wait to watch these little seedlings grow!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By PattyWhack 30 Apr 2014

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