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Wonderberry (25 seeds) (GR105) $2.50
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Wonderberry

         
 
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(Solanum burbankii). 75 days. Developed by Luther Burbank; tasty, small blue-purple fruit; good fresh or cooked. Small plants produce good yields in about 75 days. A historic heirloom that is easy to grow.

 
Wonderberry
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 33
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

75.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nick
Location:
Lecco, Lombardia, Italy
Date:
July 25, 2015
          4.0
 
The Berry that Resists
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grows resistant like a weed

What are the cons? flavor

Review:

This plant has some advantages. It grew excellently during a heat wave of temperatures in the high nineties( high thirties celsius) without rain or irrigation for 35 days. Pests in my northern Italian region didn't bother it. It showed no visible stress while my other crops withered during the extreme weather. The berries will also wait for you on the plant. That's a big plus. They will not fall off or rot like tomatoes. It is easy to harvest as the berries slip right off into your palm but they are usually a little torn so you can not really store them. If you want to store them i suggest cutting the trusses they hang on like cherry tomatoes are sometimes harvested. I made a jam with them right away and they make a descent jam. Their flavor is subtle and slightly sweet. They can not really stand on their own in a recipe but can augment a pie or jam. I have not tested their PH yet so I do not know if they can be canned without acidification. The berries are about the size of a pea.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
gardenerbec
Location:
Boise, ID, United States
Date:
July 12, 2015
          5.0
 
Tasty something different
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, mine tasty

What are the cons? don't ripen at once

Review:

I grew seeds from a 2015 lot. Easy to start. Easy to take care of. Have produced sweet fruit for me (imagine scented candles were both sweet and edible...sounds horrible...but they really grow on you). They do ripen individually. Heard, never: "I just went out and picked a few pounds of wonder berries at once." Great, surprising addition to salads of any kinds. Real conversation starters. Little fragile to hold over. But not like huckleberry fragile...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kathe
Location:
San Diego, CA, United States
Date:
June 30, 2015
          5.0
 
No pie for me
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? sweet taste

What are the cons? they ripen one at a time

Review:

I'd never be able to save enough of them! I eat them while I'm in the garden. I was curious so bought these and I really like them! I haven't been able to wait so far for an entire section to turn purple though, much less save enough for a whole pie, because I just pop them in my mouth as soon as I see a purple one. I don't agree that they are bland, mine are very sweet. I'm wondering if it's the differences in soil that cause the bland vs sweet flavors. I have noticed though, a difference from plant to plant in the flavor. The thing that is the most annoying about the plants is that the fruit doesn't ripen all at once on the viney thing. And my plants have not gotten very tall. I wish mine grew three feet like some of the others-- mine have only gotten to be between 3 inches (spreading low to the ground) and 8 inches (standing tall). It's weird that some are spreading and some are growing tall. The summer is still young though, so maybe I'll see some tall ones yet!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NGarden
Location:
Jns, Finland
Date:
April 26, 2015
          4.0
 
Interesting fruit to grow
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Tasty, resilient

What are the cons? Some genetic unstability

Review:

This was a very prolific variety. I had two plants loaded with fruit - and I waited long enough until they ripened. However, there seemed to be some genetic instability, since one plant produced delicious berries, the other had horrific, cardboard-tasting ones..! The conditions were the same.. So, growing this might be some sort of genetic roulette - I am looking forward to seeing and tasting the results this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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28 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Taylie
Location:
Omaha, NE
Date:
December 22, 2014
          5.0
 
Perfect Little Berry
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, Easy to eat

What are the cons? None

Review:

The plant explodes. Before I could even transfer the plant to a larger container, it had begun to flower right in my seed starting bowl. Before long, I was graced by the little berries. It took some time to know when to pick them, but once they are completely black and easy to pull from the plant, they are the perfect little treat. They taste excellent mixed with blueberries and blackberries and offer a slightly tart taste but overall still sweet. They are small however, so if you want to make a wonder-pie, you'll probably want several plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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