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Otricoli Orange Berry (30 seeds) (GR131) $2.50

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Otricoli Orange Berry

         
 
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(Solanums nigrum) 70 days. Here’s a most unusual Nightshade plant, collected originally by the Gettles in Umbria, Italy in the ancient roman site of Ocriculum. It was found growing along the Tiber river growing with the common black nightshade, (S. nigrum) Plants reach 2-3 feet tall, having typical nightshade leaves and white flowers. The small berries have a lot of visual interest being a bright orange—not at all the dark purple that you might expect. At maturity the plants are positively covered in clusters of brilliant orange! This species has been used as food for millenia, and we eat them here, but since this is a wild variety, we suggest eating them with caution, until you are positive you do not have sensitivities to them.
 
Otricoli Orange Berry
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Janessa
Location:
Winnipeg, Canada
Date:
March 29, 2018
          2.0
 
Dont do it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Never ending supply of fruit

What are the cons? Don't taste good

Review:

They were fun to grow, but I threw all of the fruit out. They produced fruit all summer long, I couldn't keep up with picking the fruit, and as some of the berries would fall off the the plant, they produced more plants. Very easy to grow. But all of the fruit that I picked ended up sitting in a bowl for a while, and then going bad. I just couldn't eat the berries, and couldn't figure out what to do with them. You would expect the berries to be sweet, but they sort of taste like tomatoes? There's a bunch of tiny little seeds inside. They're too small to cut up, like to put on a salad or something. You have to be careful when picking the fruit, since the little seeds just squirt all over the place. I even saved a bunch of seeds, and ended up throwing them out.. I really don't want to waste room in my garden with these things, they would just go bad again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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14 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Artemiy
Location:
Moscow, Vladimir oblast, Russian Federation
Date:
November 4, 2017
          5.0
 
Interesting unusual vegetable
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Adventurism

What are the cons? Little berries

Review:

I' ve grown this in zone 5a in 2017 wet cold summer. It has ripen, berries were tasty. But unfortunately I cannot grow it more, because I do not have square for it. I gave berries to neighbours, they will get seeds from it and grow them more next years.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kerb
Location:
Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Date:
September 4, 2017
          2.0
 
Dont Bother
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? Not sweet, not sour.

Review:

The berries don't taste good, don't bother with these if you want a tasty berry, they look great though so could be ornamental.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

12 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
greenthumb
Location:
Katoomba, NSW, Australia
Date:
April 14, 2017
          2.0
 
can live without
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? easy

What are the cons? tastes awful

Review:

The berries are tiny and taste terrible,maybe suitable for a breeding project as they are easy to grow and prolific.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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44 out of 47 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nicole K
Location:
Tucson, AZ, United States
Date:
April 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Interesting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

Grows well here in Tucson so far. It hasn't hit summer yet, so I'll have to see how it will do in the 100 heat. Berries are very small, but they have a lot of flavor. They don't taste sweet to me at all, more like an orange flavored tomato. I've just been eating them straight off the plant as I harvest because I can't decide what to pair them with.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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