NARANJILLA SOLANUM QUITOENSE TROPICAL EDIBLE FRUIT PLANT

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Post by Addictedtopalms26 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:41 pm

I agree, it makes sense if plants not only look good but also have fruit! Double rewards :)

Gonna try more things next year
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Post by Mr List » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:25 pm

i fancy trying cannibals tomatoe next year icon_thumleft


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Post by tropicalwon » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:35 pm

Mr List wrote:i fancy trying cannibals tomatoe next year icon_thumleft
The fruits are very bitter to taste...
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Post by carolpz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:53 pm

I found it difficult to overwinter as I always overwater :oops: . It likes a dryish compost and won't tolerate frost.
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Post by Mick C » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:07 pm

carolpz wrote:I found it difficult to overwinter as I always overwater :oops: . It likes a dryish compost and won't tolerate frost.
I've tried and failed a couple of times, probably for the same reason. The greenhouse is really humid over winter but I'll be trying again this year.


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Post by Blairs » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:09 pm

Just potted up seeds of this this afternoon. Interesting looking plant.


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Post by miketropic » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:51 pm

you all seem to have the type with out thorns..what fun is that? mine did fruit last year but out of say 100 fruit only 3 or 4 got ripe. tasted aweful so I just collected seed
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Post by miketropic » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:04 pm

you all seem to have the type with out thorns..what fun is that? mine did fruit last year but out of say 100 fruit only 3 or 4 got ripe. tasted aweful so I just collected seed
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Post by Blairs » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:26 pm

miketropic wrote:you all seem to have the type with out thorns..what fun is that? mine did fruit last year but out of say 100 fruit only 3 or 4 got ripe. tasted aweful so I just collected seed
damn, never noticed that till now. I wanted the one with the thorns but the seed suppliers pic does not show those. I could have bought a fully grown plant cheaply from a local nursery but I went for the seed instead :(


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Post by miketropic » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:45 am

I've got a bag full of seed I will start a few in march if there viable I will post some over if you like. when mature the thorns are so much you can't even touch it and the leaf thorns are massive
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Post by miketropic » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:50 am

I've got a bag full of seed I will start a few in march if there viable I will post some over if you like. when mature the thorns are so much you can't even touch it and the leaf thorns are massive
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Post by Blairs » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:01 pm

miketropic wrote:I've got a bag full of seed I will start a few in march if there viable I will post some over if you like. when mature the thorns are so much you can't even touch it and the leaf thorns are massive
Is there a knack of germinating these seeds? They are wrapped up in damp well draining soil with bottom heat? I have them (from this week) in sun in case light is a requirement. Nothing yet and it has been a few weeks.

I did notice some sellers in the US selling thornless Naranjilla...until you said there are 2 types I did not notice.


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