Garden Berries

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 18

94.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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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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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

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