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