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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: 9
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

55.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jenn
Location:
Volcano, HI, United States
Date:
June 11, 2018
          2.0
 
Interesting but not tasty.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to germinate.

What are the cons? Tastes like black licorice.

Review:

If you're looking for a sweet tasty berry, this isn't it ! This is a solanaceum. It's the orange equivalent to the " Popolo " berry in our region. Flat, black licorice tasting. No tartness and really not that sweet. The rats wouldn't eat them. The birds love them and you'll find these plants all over your yard very quickly.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kiru
Location:
Vernon Hills, IL, United States
Date:
June 11, 2018
          4.0
 
Highly nutritious leaves
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

The real benefit of this plant is in its leaves...these (both the purple and orange varieties) are very ubiquitous in my native country of India. The orange fruits taste better and sweeter than the purple ones. The raw green fruits are sun-dried and used commonly in cooking. The leaves are cooked just like spinach and any other greens. Not sure whether they can be eaten raw. They are highly valued for their nutrition in Indian cuisine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Anna
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
May 28, 2018
          3.0
 
Better looking than tasting
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Cute, easy to grow

What are the cons? Doesn't taste good

Review:

The other reviews were right. The taste is like if you shrank the most flavorless tomato down to smaller than a blueberry, but just the goopy part and the seeds. The tiny seeds aren't hard enough to hurt your teeth, but are numerous and distracting. I also found them hard to detach from the stems without ripping open the top of the berry, because they're quite soft. It would be time consuming to get a handful to serve. All you could really do with these is put a few on top of a salad, solely to get your guest to ask "what are these little orange things?" so you can tell them what a garden hipster you are. I do love the color though, and they make a nice cheery looking little plant, so I might grow them as ornamental and let the birds eat them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 5 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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17 out of 21 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
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