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Naranjilla - Solanum Quitoense - 25 Seeds

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Solanum Quitoense

25 Seeds

Solanum Quitoense, known as naranjilla (‘little orange’ - though not related to oranges) is a subtropical perennial plant from northwestern South America.

It grows with large elongated heart shaped leaves up to 45 cm in length, the leaves and stems of the plant are covered in short purple hairs, and the plant contains many large thorns growing out from stems, branches, and leaves. Leaf veins are generally a deep purple colour.

Bright orange fruit about the size of a large cherry tomato, covered with numerous fuzzy hairs that rub off when ripe, with a citrus flavour, sometimes described as a combination of rhubarb and lime!

Grows to a height of around 2 meters.

It is reported to be hardy to at least 0°C.