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Otricoli Orange Berry (30 seeds) (GR131) $3.00

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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 with the common black nightside (S. nigrum) along the Tiber River. 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 millennia, 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: 12
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

50.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LustyWritter01
Location:
Clovis, NM, United States
Date:
January 12, 2019
          5.0
 
Edible Nightshade Variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? When they sweeten

What are the cons? Invasive if not careful

Review:

The wild birds where I live at had brought in the Black version of this plant. Where it grows from green to purple to black as it ripens. I have found out over the past two years, That they Only Taste Sweet if they get the Proper Amount Of Water. Without that proper amount of water it will always taste mostly bitter or completely bitter. It is also a 50-50 maturity Rate To Sweetness wherever it grows, so you can literally be picking them on and off for several months, depending on climate. The seeds themselves are normally always 100% sprouting rate. I bet it is the exact same as this orange variety. As all Nightshade edible varieties, or The Nightshade plant in general Grows like a Weed and Spreads like an Invasive Weed. If you are not careful it will become invasive. Recommended to only grow in flower beds or pots if you don't want it to overrun your garden. Can't wait to try this orange variety sometime this year 2019! Would take a lot of berries to make a jam.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Aussie
Location:
Katoomba, NSW, Australia
Date:
December 19, 2018
          2.0
 
Tiny fruit with awful taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? exotic, easy

What are the cons? taste of the fruit, size

Review:

I still have some seeds left, but I think I won't grow them anymore. They self sowed. The fruit is tiny and tastes yucky!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tabitha
Location:
Louisville, KY, United States
Date:
September 4, 2018
          3.0
 
Easy to grow. Wont go away
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy to grow & prolific

What are the cons? Tastes awful. Invasive

Review:

I started these from seed indoors in Jan, and transplanted to my garden May 2017. They grew quickly. I think berries appeared in June/ July. the small flowers were pretty, but the berries tasted awful. So I pulled ALL of the plants out of the garden and transplanted them under a tree so the birds could eat the berries. That was around August 2017. Fast forward to August 2018, the darn things are back in the vegetable garden and they have totally taken over the area. Removing them again and hoping that they do not show up again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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9 out of 10 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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24 out of 25 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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