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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 16
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

93.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

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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3 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ndev
Location:
Gilbertsville, PA, United States
Date:
January 14, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful Plant
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Plant, Fruit taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

I purchased these seeds two years ago and got maybe 3 seedlings germinated at around 78F. One plant remains and is about 2 feet tall growing in a 15 gallon pot in a primarily bark, peat based mix. The plant flowered the spring of the second season which resulted in a single fruit. It was getting cold in the greenhouse so I ate it a bit unripe and it had a wonderful kiwi banana flavour. I've tried hand pollinating but will try the other commenter’s method of breaking the anthers to get to the pollen to see if that works better, maybe re-pot into a sandier mix as also recommended. I am growing in a greenhouse at around 400ft above sea level with full sun and minimum temps of around 45F.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

24 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sweet Tamale
Location:
Portland, OR
Date:
August 31, 2014
          2.0
 
Update
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? tenacious

What are the cons? thorns

Review:

These babies can take abuse. The weather was in the 90s for two weeks. I'd find them on death's door, water them, and sproing! Instantly lush and ready to grow! Once, I plunged them in the pond to water them, forgot them there for three days, they looked gross when pulled them out, buth then sproing! An hour later they looked lush and green. Increditably tenacious. Despite the abuse, they've grown lush. Very high feeders. They love (rabbit) manure tea. I love the velvety leaves. Unfortunately, the ones I've got have the nastiest, most wicked thorns. I was four days nursing an infection from one of the spines. The one I placed in the ground is almost three feet, while the ones in the pots are about ten to twelve. I plan to keep one inside to see how it fares as a houseplant, but the rest of them are headed for CL free stuff. If I could get a thorn-less variety, I'd be hooked on them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
prairie girl
Location:
pinnacle, NC
Date:
June 14, 2014
          4.0
 
Naranjilla
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful, produces fruit

What are the cons? production time, finicky

Review:

bought my seeds years ago from Baker's only had 2 to germinate but got beautiful plants about 3-4 foot tall in container, starting 2nd year bloomed but fell off, then 3rd year bloomed again and self pollinated. Quite a few fruits on the plant but cold weather came before ready so placed in greenhouse, almost ripened the unexpected single digit temps hit our area and killed my plant. It is a beautiful plant and does fruit in time but you must be a very patient grower with this plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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