What are the pros? Fuzzy, no thorns (yet)
What are the cons? Delicate leaves, pests
Set to germinate in Febuary, but they didnt sprout til around april. Then accidentally, it was crushed. So i set 2 more seeds to sprout- which sprouted in a few days. I cant recall if i soaked or scratched the 1st set of seeds, but i did to the 2nd set. Recommend a short 2-8 hour soak and/or light sanding or cutting the seed coat. Youll save 6-8 weeks. That's what ill do if i plant another.
Once i put this in the ground it took off. Clay rocky soil, so i de-rocked to 1 ft and mixed in lots of compost. Once it was steadily over 90 outside, i mulched.
Im using garlic/cayenne spray and lime peel diced to control pests. Effective but needs repetition.
The other naranjilla sold on Baker creek is reviewed as thorny. My plants 2-3 ft, leaves are up to 2 ft long, flowering and no thorns yet on it. Ill update if they grow. My plant was set back 3 weeks by hail damage- this grows VERY fast if its not traumatized.
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