Fruit and Berries

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 59

78.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mark
Location:
New Plymouth, ID, United States
Date:
September 4, 2019
          5.0
 
One of my favorite crops
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? That they're not more popular.

Review:

These are extremely easy to grow. Very prolific (but small berries). They reseed easily/abundantly. Excellent on pizza, in frittatas/omelets, and in salads. I like them fresh, too. They're sweeter and fruitier-tasting in hot, sunny weather quite a while after changing color, but I like them whether or not they're sweet. They produce early and all season. It probably takes an hour and twenty minutes or so for one diligent harvester to pick enough for a pie (if you have enough plants). I really enjoy harvesting wonderberries (they come off with little effort), and I'm really glad I planted over 20 plants, this year. The great thing about the fruits is they don't take up much space; so, it's not like tomatoes where your whole house is full of tomatoes when you harvest them all. Potential pests include at least stink bugs and aphids (but they don't stop the plants). They tolerate our soil better than similar Solanaceae berries, and spider mites don't bother ours.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jud
Location:
Fayetteville, NC, United States
Date:
August 18, 2019
          3.0
 
Mixed reviews...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy growing/ high germ rate

What are the cons? Attracts aphids/beetles/kudzu

Review:

These seeds have a very high germination rate and grow extremely fast. The plants are lovely and highly productive. The berries are unfortunately disgusting no matter if you cook them or eat them in the garden. My mocking birds love them and I won’t even have to plant them next year because the plants are popping up everywhere.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shannon
Location:
Sedalia, MO, United States
Date:
July 22, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great blueberry substitute

What are the cons? Nothing so far

Review:

These were easy to grow and would make a great blueberry substitute in cooking and baking. They don't have much flavor when eaten raw but they aren't tasteless in my opinion. Definitely growing again next season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 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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5 out of 5 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

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