What are the pros? Easy to grow, surprising yield
What are the cons? Tasteless if eaten raw
I was very much impressed with the wonderberry. I had one sprout in early June and by mid July the plant was over 5 feet tall. It had full sun and therefore required lots of water. Still, I was very much surprised to see the size of the plant. At it's peak growth, it had to be growing about 1-1.5 inches a day. I grew it in a container and eventually moved it over the container I previously used for potatoes (2-2.5 ft diameter pot). Overall the plant had to have grown somewhere along the lines of 8 feet and sprouted out many stems. I haven't finished harvesting, but I would guess I will get somewhere along the order of 8 cups of berries from this single plant. Crazy yield!
Berries do take some time to mature, make sure to wait until they're a deep purple and soft when squished (They can make you sick if you eat them green? Not sure on the severity). Off the plant they taste like like a slightly tart tomato (i.e. not very good). As jam though, it's close to grape but definitely unique.
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