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Naranjilla (10 seeds) (GR104) $2.50

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Naranjilla

         
 
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(Solanum quitoense) A really unique fruit from the Andes; delicious sweet and sour taste, orange flavor; 2" fruit are round and yellow-orange in color, perfect for making delicious juice. In 1760, Mr. J. de Santa Gertrudis Siera called it "Nectar of the gods" and "the most delicious that I have tasted in the world." This plant takes at least 6 months to bear and is quite attractive as a potted plant.
 
Naranjilla
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 19
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

94.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
aktie9
Location:
SPENCER, MA, United States
Date:
September 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Heather
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Prickly!

Review:

I'm in growing zone 6a in Massachusetts. I grew these with my tomatoes and tomatillos this year, just to see if I could get them to grow. They did quite well. I read that it takes about 6 mos to fruit, so I didn't expect them to do so this first year. Already flowering and I'm bringing them in. I will attempt to use the q-tips to see if I can hand-cross pollinate them and get some fruit. If not next spring when they go out with my citrus in the yard they can attempt to flower-fruit then. Really quite pleased with these. Lots of fun watching them grow. Excited to try the fruit too!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
SmallAxe
Location:
Kansas City, MO, United States
Date:
August 17, 2016
          5.0
 
Very neat plants
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Delicious fruit

What are the cons? Very slow to ripen

Review:

Very beautiful plants with wicked thorns, but very tasty fruit. I've had several of these in pots going on four years now. They grew fast and set fruit the first year but none of it ripened before winter. After which point, it never seemed to grow any riper. They overwinter just fine in a large south-facing window with minimum temps of about 40-45 F, but mine always seem to experience some die back due to competition with the plants they share the window with. I've had a lot of trouble getting ripe fruit off of them before it gets too cold and the days get too short. They require a long, warm wet season to thrive. We had a warm spring this year and they looked really good in May, already had little fruits. Then, we had almost no rain the entire month of June with record highs which made it difficult to keep enough water on them. By July they had died back significantly and all the fruit had shriveled up. Now, they're again thriving but certainly won't ripen any fruit this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cheryl
Location:
Brownwood, TX, United States
Date:
July 16, 2016
          5.0
 
Naranjilla
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Cool, naybe ready nxt yr.

What are the cons? Long long greenhouse it

Review:

My plants I started in greenhouse in January. They're about 4 and 5 inches tall in 6 months. So I know this plant will not produce fruit for me this year. It says long season.!! I think 2.!! And I'm in Central Texas. !!The plants I have seen where about 4-5 feet while producing. It's July here and we're having 101 days for about a month. No rain. Mine are still in pots so I can greenhouse them thus winter and plant one outdoors next Spring. Looking forward to this plant producing. I use them in smoothies, they're sour but pack the vitamin C. Update Next year :(

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Guildmama2013
Location:
Wilton, WI, United States
Date:
May 17, 2016
          5.0
 
Wicked cool plants
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Fun to grow, unique

What are the cons? None so far

Review:

These plants so far I've had great success with! Started them in the greenhouse in February in standard potting soil and a little vermiculite. Kept the soil a consistant moist and almost all of my seeds germinated. Now they are about 4 inches tall in desperate need of transplanting but have wicked one inch thorns on the leaves! I plan on putting them in pots to keep in the greenhouse all year seeing as how we have extremely windy conditions on the ridge where I live. I look forward to getting fruit! Great for anyone looking for an adventure while planting!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Orchidlover
Location:
Marshall, IL, United States
Date:
April 12, 2016
          3.0
 
Getting started
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Unknow yet

What are the cons? Slow to germinate

Review:

I tried to start my seeds in that light, airy seed starting mixture. Nothing came up. The company suggested I try a heated mat so I did and used Miracle Grow potting soil. Success! Still took 14 days for the seeds to germinate. After reading the reviews, I will be patient while waiting on the plants to grow and produce fruit. I live in the north so will bring inside heated SE facing porch for the winter

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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