Garden Berries

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 31

74.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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9 out of 9 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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27 out of 27 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

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15 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gforce508
Location:
Granite City, IL
Date:
December 8, 2014
          2.0
 
Eh....
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to sprout & grow. Hardy.

What are the cons? Tastes like poo.

Review:

I love heirloom varieties, and these intrigued me because they sprout the first year. I sprouted these in milk jugs, and they came up with no problem. They sprouted well, they grew well, they fruited well, but the berries taste like crap. Another reviewer said they tasted a little like cherry tomatoes, and maybe they do. I'm not a fan of raw tomatoes, so if that's your cup of tea, then maybe you'll love them. In case anyone wants to try them, I personally grew them in a large 2 x 2 x 2 pot and they grew well there too. Because of that, I probably won't have the same issue of them sprouting all over the yard like another reviewer said because the pot was on concrete. Try them in a pot first to make sure you like them before planting elsewhere. That way, you're not stuck with a berry you don't like sprouting all over.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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12 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
grammanan
Location:
Lynnwood, WA
Date:
September 26, 2014
          3.0
 
Interesting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? not much flavor

Review:

I started these in a cup on a north facing deck. Several came up but I forgot about them> I did water every once in a while and three of them just wouldn't give up. I planted them in pots in a sunny area. They kept growing the larger the pot the bigger the plant. The berries ripen like a cherry tomato from the stem to the tip. They taste better if allowed to fully ripen as a group rather that as the berries ripen individually. There are lots of small seeds but there is no need to chew them. I use them in my smoothies

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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