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71.9% would recommend this item to a friend.
7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Wonderful plant!
What are the cons? Nothing.
This is a truly unique plant. Very disease and pest resistant. The fruit tastes like a cross between tomato and raspberry. Beware of the thorns! Easy to pick, however, when fully ripe. I use in salads, pasta dishes, and dessert. Very versatile. Greater cold tolerance than tomatoes!
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? taste
What are the cons? thorns
Mediocre germination rate and this plant does have some pretty wicked thorns, but it's done great through our very hot summer and 40 day long rains. It was slow to mature but well worth it for the yummy fruit that taste a lot like cherries. Hornworms do seem to love it.
4 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? beautiful blossoms
What are the cons? the thorns
This is the perfect trap crop for the Colorado potato beetle. Long after the beetles usually go to sleep, they were devouring the litchi nonstop. Took a lot of care for little production.
20 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Neat look and flavor
What are the cons? Thorns
These start slowly so you should start seeds when you start Green Peppers in your area. They look sickly when young. Need some spraying when young too as bugs do like the tender young leaves. I actually found they do better in large patio pots. Thorns look nasty, but only require caution. Red fruit is ready when it pulls off easily. If you have to rip them off they are not ripe! Taste like a cherry got together with a tomato to me. Lots of internal little seeds that remind me of raspberry seeds. If raspberry seeds cause you problems you might want to re-consider eating these. Horn Worms love the berries as well. Amazingly frost resistant when mature - my plants lasted well into November (I was still picking fruit off them then) after every other thing in my garden had died. I would call this a novelty plant. Entertaining to grow. Attractive. Kids will love it. Different. You just have to think about its location, and know it wont produce enough fruit at any given time to feed a person,
27 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Great flavor, unique plant.
What are the cons? None
This isn't a plant for everyone, I happen to love plants that have evolved to protect their wonderful fruits. I think the fruits taste so sweet and yummy, it's worth getting pricked here and there. I use this plant to surround my other plants, it's a great barrier with edible benefits. I've grown this for years and have found that you get nice sweet fruits with lots of rockdust added to the soil.