London (change)
Today 20°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 21°C / 14°C
8 messages
23/01/2014 at 18:32

Anyone had any experience of growing these? Thought they were supposed to be easier to grow than tomatoes but was told at a seed fair that they have to be grown in a greenhouse in the UK and the seed seller at the Bristol event was from Somerset so you think he would know.

23/01/2014 at 18:39

I grew them about 5 years ago in a cold greenhouse where they grew in pretty much the same way as tomatoes.  I didn't particularly like them though and found them to be a bit like unripe cape gooseberries (which I also didn't like much when I grew those) so won't be bothering with either of those again.

KEF
23/01/2014 at 20:05

Bump for Zoomer?

23/01/2014 at 20:08

A friend gave me a couple of plants a few years ago when I had a tiny northeast back yard and a small shady westfacing front patch in Norfolk - I grew the plants on the front door step and got a few fruits - not hugely successful but a result.  The friend did much better with hers in her greenhouse.

23/01/2014 at 20:40

apparently you need two plants as they are not self fertile.

17/06/2014 at 11:59

Yes, you have to have more than one plant. I've got 6 plants growing now. None of them are in a greenhouse. Fly pollination helps. I absolutely love these as they are used to make salsa verde. I'll let you know how it goes, but I am a newbie at this. I have 2 in pots, the rest in the ground.

17/06/2014 at 13:48

I've grown them in a cold greenhouse.  Big plants.  Can't say I make enough real salsa to do them justice.  Easy to grow.

17/06/2014 at 18:16

As per Welsh Onion, I grew them in a cold g/house years ago.......they seemed easy to grow and produced a reasonable harvest.  Worth growing if you can make use of the fruit

email image
8 messages