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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 swee tand-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: 10
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
zann57
Location:
ozark, MO
Date:
October 13, 2013
          5.0
 
growing naranjillas
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? love the plants

What are the cons? spiky leaves

Review:

I found naranjilla seeds at baker seed company after a forty year search for the fruit. Too happy!! Grew outside in 2 cubic meter pots on north side of house.tomato worms attacked early summer.otherwise no real problems. they got to about 3 to 4 ft. tall. they are flowering and setting on fruit. it1s mid oct. and am putting inside on cold nights and keep them shaded during the day. does anyone know how long fruit takes to ripen? how much light do they need during the winter and how warm to keep them?

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By zann57 13 Oct 2013

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
John
Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Date:
August 29, 2013
          4.0
 
Interesting potted plant
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, attractive

What are the cons? Long time to fruit

Review:

I started seeds indoors in February 2012, had good germination, grew seedlings under grow lights. Potted up to roughly 3 gallon ceramic pots in late spring or early summer, pots were outdoors under substantial shade. Plants grow very large leaves with a reddish/purplish tinge. I moved the plants indoors (at 5000' elevation in New Mexico) in mid-October in front of south windows. They started blooming in November; I didn't try to pollinate the flowers. They needed water frequently, gradually lost lower leaves, survived white fly infestations. I moved them back outdoors under substantial shade in May 2013. They have set some fruit, some of which appear to be full size, but not yet ripe at the end of August 2013. Most of the bare stem areas have buds but have not regrown leaves. They need frequent water; desirable to grow them in much larger pots.

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By John 29 Aug 2013

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GardenMan76
Location:
West Palm Beach, FL
Date:
August 3, 2013
          5.0
 
Love Naranjilla
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Rare Ancient Crop, Unique

What are the cons? None

Review:

I bought my first packet of Naranjilla seed from Baker about two years ago and love my plants. I have found that they need a little extra calcium and magnesium and iron to really grow and set fruit properly. Maker sure you use a well rounded fertilizer formula with plenty of potassium too. When the plants start turning a little pale they are hungry. My current set of one year old plants pictures can be found on eBay showing the different stages from seedling to harvest if anyone is interested. All in all naranjilla plants are fun to grow once you get the hang of it and it is almost like growing a plant from another planet. Even the bees that pollinate the naranjilla are the metallic green ones that hover in place.. very cool! Plants can still get spider mites and aphids so watch out for them. Use big 25 gallon pots filled with sand for best results. Pick ripening on the plant takes a long time, at least several months so be patient. Harvest fruit with pruners and gloves.

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By GardenMan76 3 Aug 2013

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jean
Location:
Montreal, UM
Date:
June 25, 2013
          5.0
 
you need my help
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Such a nice plant

What are the cons? long time fruiting

Review:

Started seeds in January ,by JUne 15 fruits have set in my greenhouse . The trick is polinisation...iff done my way 80% succes. JUst pick outside anters from flowers (2) cut the end and gently sqeese to get pollen out on on a dark glass as eye glass . now bring it with a brush to the the center etamine.. you're done you have overcome the challenge off polination and in the wild the anter are eated or broke to let the pollen out ..they also hybridise my cocona plant easyly

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By Jean 25 Jun 2013

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Yaklady
Date:
October 5, 2012
          4.0
 
Pretty plants-no fruit yet
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I bought a packet of these seeds last December while visiting family in CT (toured the Comstock location). I started the seeds indoors, in medium sized pots in Jan. I live in a small farmhouse in MI, and did not provide any kind of heat source. 6 of the 10 seeds grew without any kind of special assistance. Once the weather warmed up, I moved the pots outside. Now it's October, and I just moved the pots back in for the Winter. The plants are large, and doing well. No fruit yet. We'll see what happens over Winter and into Spring.

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By Yaklady 5 Oct 2012

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