North Salt Lake, UT
What are the pros? Self-sows readily, Beautiful
What are the cons? Small fruit, drought-sensitive
Last year I grew 2 plants each of the purple and green varieties. Like another reviewer I found that all the fruit turned green. While the plants were all quite prolific and quickly took over the garden space they were allotted (and then some), the fruit never grew bigger than about cherry-sized. I suspect it was due to the dry summer combined with being in raised beds.
This year, the entire 4'x8' raised bed and almost two feet around it was full of seedlings. I gave away several plants and am excited at how much hardier this year's plants are. Fruit is just showing up, so I don't know how large they will grow, but it looks pretty promising.
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