Garden Berries

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24

95.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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.

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4 out of 4 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.

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2 out of 3 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

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Naked Farmer
Location:
Conway, SC, United States
Date:
March 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Gorgeous AND easy.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy2grow.Looks great. Edible.

What are the cons? Way too cool for some people.

Review:

I first saw this plant in 2005 in a bed at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, and fell in love immediately. As soon as I got back home I ordered seeds and planted them. They germinated easily and quickly grew into beautiful, lush, exotic, purple-tinged plants that looked like some sort of prehistoric or even alien form with amazing thorns everywhere! They soon had loads of nightshade blossoms followed by little green fruits that quickly matured to wild orange fuzzy ping pong balls. The juice, with a little sugar, was delightful. The next spring, volunteers came up where ripe fruits had fallen and I never had to plant them again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
prvrbs31gal
Location:
Piti, Guam
Date:
October 16, 2016
          1.0
 
Thorns No Fruit in Tropics
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Interesting Foliage

What are the cons? Thorns

Review:

I have these in pots out on my deck. They get the finest weather Guam has to offer (ie, warm temps and plenty of rain). It's been almost a year and although they blossom, I've yet to see any fruit-set. They are about 10' away from my beehives (also on the deck) and I haven't seen one bee on them. The thorns are terrible, so I can't even walk on the deck bare-foot or I may step on one. I want to put them in the ground at some point, but I am not sure they make gloves thick enough! I definitely would not plant them again, and would not recommend if you have young kids you garden with. I have read that there is a thornless variety. If you want to grow this plant, I would seek it out.

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