What are the pros? Hardy plant
What are the cons? Long germination, long thorns
This plant is also known as “lulo” in Colombia where it’s used in juices and ice creams. After a lengthy germination process( germinated on wet coffee filter in plastic bag on heating pad after soaking 24 hours) I placed the 5 successfully germinated seeds into a pot.....and waited a couple months. Just when I was about to give up, a small sprout emerged from the soil. It’s been a year, it’s roughly 2 feet tall, and it’s still indoors due to unseasonably cold and wet weather. It may be sensitive to cold but has survived being sucked up partially by the vacuum(no leaves were lost despite being sucked up to the second set of leaves. Virtually unscathed, it has soldiered on, also surviving 2 weeks of no water when I was away and my partner forgot to water. It lost three bottom leaves but is now growing more leaves. No sign of any blossoms yet. Hopefully later this year but it remains to be seen. If it does fruit, it will be worth the wait!
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