Garden Berries

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 39

74.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Niki V
Location:
Livingston, MT, United States
Date:
March 26, 2016
          4.0
 
Too Sweet
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, proliferates

What are the cons? Taste

Review:

My husband loves them, but I can't even think about them without puckering up! Lots and lots of volunteer sprouts (even years after I planted them), and they did well in hot sun. Fun growing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Darla
Location:
Xenia, OH, United States
Date:
October 6, 2015
          5.0
 
love these
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious

What are the cons? time consuming to pick

Review:

My family loves these. I planted them last year and saved my seeds but didn't get them planted in time this year. But to my surprise a ton of them came up on their own. We eat them as soon as we pick them because they are so good.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colorado Boy in California
Location:
Martinez, CA, United States
Date:
September 17, 2015
          4.0
 
Easy to grow wait to eat.
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Quick producer,

What are the cons? Will sprout everywhere

Review:

I was raised in eastern Colorado and always had some plants near the garden. We children munched on the berries a lot. When they first turn purple they are shiny, wait to pick until they lose the shin for best taste, or let them start to dry out and lose their roundness. Mom would make us pick wonder berries and then cook them with rhubarb. Mom didn't bother to make a pie crust but served the filling as a pudding. I have some in California but they are not as good as the ones from the farm. I think the soil must make a difference. I am not sure where the seeds for the ones we had came from but suspect that they were brought from the Ukraine when my ancestors migrated to the U.S.A.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
wilderbee
Location:
Greenbrier County WV, WV, United States
Date:
September 17, 2015
          1.0
 
Dont bother
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? troublefree

What are the cons? fruit tiny, messy, no flavor

Review:

Collected the berries, made jam, nothing brings out any notable flavor. The plants grow beautifully, strong, no staking, no troubles. Maybe good for critters? Sorry I wasted time and effort to get them started. Much happier with Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jackiekim
Location:
Encinitas, CA, United States
Date:
September 16, 2015
          3.0
 
Wont try this again.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow; handsome plant.

What are the cons? Insipid fruit.

Review:

I started and planted quite a few of these (seeds for 2015). They are easy to grow and quite fine looking. However, the fruit is rather disappointing. They are small, and you can grab a bunch at a time and pop all into the mouth. But the flavor is lacking - like a very, very bland watermelon. My children couldn't wait to harvest these little fruits. But once they tried it, they never bothered again. They are also rather a pain to harvest for pies or jams. The fact is, insipid fruit makes insipid jam. So I didn't try. Birds like them though. So perhaps it is best to grow these for the birds (then perhaps they would leave the blueberries alone).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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