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Naranjilla Fruit Plant 10+ Seeds

(Solanum quitoense)

The Naranjilla plant comes from Northwestern South America. It is called Lulo in Ecuador and Quechua in Colombia. It is a sub-tropical species that is difficult to grow on a large scale. A very popular juice drink is made all through Latin America by adding sugar and water. Locals also eat the raw or dried fruit with salt sprinkled on it. The Naranjilla plant is attractive, with large heart-shaped leaves up to 45 cm in length. The leaves and stems of the plant are covered in short purple hairs. Naranjilla are delicate plants and must be protected from strong winds and direct sunlight. They grow best in partial shade. The fruit has a citrus flavor, sometimes described as a combination of rhubarb and lime. Some say it is the tastiest fruit juices in the world.


Other Names:Lulo, Quechua
Foliage:Spiky and thorny wear gloves
Fruit:Light orange fuzzy fruit
Lifecycle:2    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:5-6 feet
Diameter:2 feet
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:10 to 11
Soil:well drained soil
Spacing:2 feet
Sun:Partial sun
Water:moderate water

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