What are the pros? Easy to grow, lots of fruit
What are the cons? Needs pruning or will get wild
I haven't actually purchased this from Baker Creek (a fan though). Wanted to recommend this plant to pretty much everyone who live in a warm enough climate to grow it. I will share with you the technical details from Israel, where this is an extremely common garden plant (several vines in my yard, too). Takes about 1 year to bear fruit. Yield improves every year. Can grow to dozens to feet wide and high - has no limits if not pruned. Once mature, in full sun will grow extremely quickly, inches by the day. Pollinated by hand or honeybees. In my country flowers and bears fruit in Spring and Fall. Fruit are extremely tasty. Both fruit and leaves used as food/tea/medicine (google it). Better bought as live plant - a bit of a challenge to propagate from seed. Many vines gradually stop bearing fruit after 7-8 years, but by that time they would have had hundreds of fruit each season, which can get the size of a small lemon. Lots of water and sun, success guaranteed. Great as living fence, too
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