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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: 22
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

95.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ro
Location:
Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
Date:
April 11, 2017
          4.0
 
Germinated yes but in 3 months
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Good price

What are the cons? Taking long to grow

Review:

I live in Puerto Rico. I planted this in a cloth pot 25 gallon. I was first discouraged to see that one month after I planted the seed it never germinated. After 3 months I saw some leaves. 3 month to germinate here when its sunny everyday and rains enough. I am waiting to see my plant grow. Otherwise I will be hoping to transplant in ground by July .

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Naked Farmer
Location:
Conway, SC, United States
Date:
March 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Gorgeous AND easy.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy2grow.Looks great. Edible.

What are the cons? Way too cool for some people.

Review:

I first saw this plant in 2005 in a bed at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, and fell in love immediately. As soon as I got back home I ordered seeds and planted them. They germinated easily and quickly grew into beautiful, lush, exotic, purple-tinged plants that looked like some sort of prehistoric or even alien form with amazing thorns everywhere! They soon had loads of nightshade blossoms followed by little green fruits that quickly matured to wild orange fuzzy ping pong balls. The juice, with a little sugar, was delightful. The next spring, volunteers came up where ripe fruits had fallen and I never had to plant them again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
prvrbs31gal
Location:
Piti, Guam
Date:
October 16, 2016
          1.0
 
Thorns No Fruit in Tropics
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Interesting Foliage

What are the cons? Thorns

Review:

I have these in pots out on my deck. They get the finest weather Guam has to offer (ie, warm temps and plenty of rain). It's been almost a year and although they blossom, I've yet to see any fruit-set. They are about 10' away from my beehives (also on the deck) and I haven't seen one bee on them. The thorns are terrible, so I can't even walk on the deck bare-foot or I may step on one. I want to put them in the ground at some point, but I am not sure they make gloves thick enough! I definitely would not plant them again, and would not recommend if you have young kids you garden with. I have read that there is a thornless variety. If you want to grow this plant, I would seek it out.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

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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