What are the pros? unique, delicious, fun to grow
What are the cons? hit or miss mature size
So these are probably my favorite thing in the garden right now because they are such fun, unique plants. They splay out in this unusual shape like an aerial view of a star. And then the little husks just grow out perfectly spaced down the branches. When they dry and turn yellow they're ready to eat and will actually fall to the ground- wait for this! I've made the mistake of gently removing them, but they're really not ripe and sweet until they detach themselves and the husk is totally dry. So fun to go out and see if any have fallen off, and and I just eat them as snacks right then while I'm gardening! The flavor is like a melony grape with the texture of a tomato. No issues at all with bugs or pests, even the birds and squirrels haven't caught on to them. My only complaint is that out of four plants that all receive the exact same care, only one has matured large enough to produce substantial fruits. It's cute though to see the tiny ones the smaller plants produce.
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