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Wonderberry (25 seeds) (GR105) $3.00

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Wonderberry

         
 
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(Solanum burbankii) 75 days. Developed by Luther Burbank. Tasty, small blue-purple fruit good fresh or cooked. Small plants produce good yields in about 75 days. An historic heirloom that is easy to grow.
 
Wonderberry
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 56
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

78.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Heather
Location:
Homewood, IL, United States
Date:
June 30, 2019
          2.0
 
Meh...not SO wonderful.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, grows fast

What are the cons? Attracts pests, taste/texture

Review:

I grew these mainly for my kids to have a snack berry in our backyard. I started the seeds indoors with my tomatoes and all the seeds germinated. Exciting! Come May, I planted them in my raised beds and they took off. But the also attracted these small black bugs that chewed the leaves into lace. They were the only plant to attract these bugs. As soon as we got the black berries, I was excited! They were way smaller than I’d thought they’d be - more BB sized than blueberry. The flavor and texture just isn’t worth it. None of my kids like them (they are fruit and veg fans, not too picky), nor do I. So, here I am, end of June and decided they’re not worth giving up the bed space for. It was worth a shot and now I know.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
kathy
Location:
Williamsburg, PA, United States
Date:
June 23, 2019
          3.0
 
Experimental for this year.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Growing well, even in a pot.

What are the cons? Taste.

Review:

Germinated my wonderberries inside. Good germination. Planted out in May/Zone 6a. Insects chewing up the leaves but berries are not affected. I'm trying to like the taste - sweet, but very odd, not pleasant. Maybe the flavor will improve through the season. Right now they are in partial shade, maybe I'll move to full sun.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

48 out of 49 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lemongrass Michelle
Location:
Denver, CO, United States
Date:
December 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Fun substitute for blueberries
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Requires no fuss

What are the cons? Challenging to pick

Review:

I was nervous about these little gems when I read that they're poisonous if eaten green. But seriously, it's not that hard to avoid non-ripe fruit. I had 8-10 plants and once they started producing, I had to get out there once a week to harvest. And they kept producing until the first hard frost. I made Wonderberry preserves (which my kids loved) but ended up putting most in the freezer (gallons and gallons) and I now toss them in muffins and pancakes as the mood hits. They're not as tasty as blueberries, so on their own I don't love them, but added to something like muffins, they do great! I will definitely keep growing these no-fuss plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Juan
Location:
Chantilly, VA, United States
Date:
September 23, 2018
          5.0
 
Fast grower tasty jam
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, surprising yield

What are the cons? Tasteless if eaten raw

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katie
Location:
Troy, NY, United States
Date:
August 2, 2018
          5.0
 
Zone 5 Wonderberries
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Needs to be staked

Review:

I started these in April under lights indoors and transplanted them into raised beds in early June. My raised beds are filled with rabbit droppings and hay and these plants went CRAZY. They bear little resemblance to the plants described by other reviewers here- today is August 1st and my plants are about 4’ tall and very dense- they are covered in berries in varying stages of ripeness, but the ripest looking berries are about the size of a medium sized grape- maybe 3/4” diameter. I’m curious to see how the berries taste...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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