Naranjilla growing herbaceous shrub of the genus Solanum also known as Solanum quitoense, Naranjilla perennial evergreen or annual plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+ as perennial 8+ as annual.
Leaves color green with purple in the bottom or purple vain, some varieties have spines on the leaves.
Flower color white with yellow stamen, there is five petals.
Fruit edible color green to orange in round shape size can be 2-8 cm, the taste sour with sweet.
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Requirements for Naranjilla growing and care:
Warm season (in cold winter will die)
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to pests
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, leaf miners, slugs
Spring / Autumn (in desert)
How to prune:
Infected and dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant?
1-2.5 m, 40-100 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
All year in tropical in cold winter climate mostly spring to summer and desert in the autumn-winter
General information about the flower
White with yellow stamen, there is five petals
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
All year in tropical in cold winter climate mostly summer to autumn and desert in the winter to spring
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids, ants
What can be done with big quantities of Naranjilla fruits?
Juice, eat raw, jams, cooked, sauce
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick the fruit
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Better to pick before the fruit fully ready when little bit green