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Naranjilla (25 seeds) (GR104) $4.00

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Naranjilla

         
 
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(Solanum quitoense) A very unique fruit from the Andes. Delicious sweet-and-sour taste, orange flavor; 2” fruit is round and yellow-orange in color, perfect for making delicious juice. In 1760, Mr. J. de Santa Gertrudis Siera called it “nectar of the gods” and “the most delicious that I have tasted in the world.” This plant takes at least 6 months to bear and is quite attractive as a potted plant. This year we started plants indoors about Feb.1 and started to harvest fruit by mid-September in the garden.
 
Naranjilla
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 26
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

96.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Clee
Location:
Southern Maryland, MD, United States
Date:
July 16, 2019
          5.0
 
Great plant to try out
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Unique look

What are the cons? None

Review:

I had a hard time germinating but once I did get sprouts , they grew pretty fast . We have them in a corner in coconut coir soil and mix homemade compost every two weeks . Everyone loves the "prehistoric" look of it. Soon we will have blooms and I'm excited to try the fruit in a few months .

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kat
Location:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Date:
June 1, 2019
          3.0
 
Strangely hardy
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy plant

What are the cons? Long germination, long thorns

Review:

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!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

46 out of 49 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TomM
Location:
Richmond, VA, United States
Date:
November 14, 2017
          4.0
 
1st year and succesful crop
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Attractive exotic plant

What are the cons? Slow growth and little juice.

Review:

After reading reviews on here - I started the seeds on Jan 20th. They came up within 10 days on a heated pad, and were then moved to a sunny window. They grew very slowly there until early March when they were moved outside. Mid-March they went into 5-gallon buckets with the necessary holes drilled in them. I think for VA, where I live, container gardening is the best course, and the larger the better. Plant continued to grow slowly then took off when it really warmed up outside. I think about May I started to see flowers, but fruit was slow to form. I spent hours trying to hand pollinate. Then one day I saw little green puffs that looked like balls of cotton. Like everything else about these plants - they grew slowly in golf ball sized green balls with a fur covering. Months later these started to turn Yellow. Unable to decide when they were ripe - I left them on the bushes waiting for one to rot. None ever rotted. Pocked and juiced first crop in mid-Oct.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SusieQ
Location:
Springfield, MO, United States
Date:
September 29, 2017
          2.0
 
Unusual plant
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Unique looking plant

What are the cons? big thorns

Review:

This is a tough call. The plant germinated slowly but I had 5 come up. They are unique and pretty in their own way but they are slow to develop and I do not think they will produce this year. I hope to winter over in the sun room and see if they produce next year. I would recommend them but they are not for the faint of heart.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ro
Location:
Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
Date:
April 11, 2017
          4.0
 
Germinated yes but in 3 months
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Good price

What are the cons? Taking long to grow

Review:

I live in Puerto Rico. I planted this in a cloth pot 25 gallon. I was first discouraged to see that one month after I planted the seed it never germinated. After 3 months I saw some leaves. 3 month to germinate here when its sunny everyday and rains enough. I am waiting to see my plant grow. Otherwise I will be hoping to transplant in ground by July .

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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