The naranjilla plant is a tough little tree, but it occasionally gets attacked by naranjilla pests, notably the root knot nematode. For information about naranjilla pest problems, including a list of bugs that eat naranjilla, this article can help.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
A common name of “little orange” might lead one to think naranjilla is a citrus, but it is not. However, the taste is similar to a tart pineapple or lemon. If you want to grow this unusual specimen or have one and wish for more, learn how to propagate naranjilla here.
Naranjilla fruit tends to be flavorless and unpleasant when unripe. However, it can be tangy and delicious if naranjilla harvest occurs at the optimum point of ripeness. So, how to you know when to harvest naranjilla? Learn more about harvesting this interesting fruit here.
It’s a lot of fun to bring naranjilla into your garden, and inexpensive too, since you can easily grow naranjilla from seed. Click this article for information about naranjilla seed germination as well as tips for propagating naranjilla seeds.
Interested in learning how to layer naranjilla? Air layering, which involves rooting a naranjilla branch while it’s still attached to the parent plant, is surprisingly easy. Click on the following article to learn about naranjilla air layering propagation.
Can you grow naranjilla from cuttings? Yes, you sure can, and it’s not all that difficult. Click on the following article to learn about naranjilla cutting propagation and growing naranjilla from cuttings.
Naranjilla is indigenous to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. If visiting these countries, it is highly recommended that you try eating it. Each culture has a different way of using naranjilla fruit; all are delicious. How do the locals use naranjilla? Find out here.
There are three naranjilla varieties: spineless types of naranjilla cultivated in Ecuador, spined varieties of naranjilla grown primarily in Colombia and another type called baquicha. The following article discusses the three different naranjilla varieties.
Naranjilla is a fun subtropical shrub to grow in the home garden. But, if your shrub is showing signs of disease, it could die. Know the common diseases of naranjilla and how to handle them. This article will help get you started.
Naranjilla is a quick-growing shrub that thrives in sub-tropical conditions and provides pretty, bright orange fruits. Before growing this plant in your yard, be aware of naranjilla problems that may arise and what to do about them. Learn more here.
Naranjilla produces edible fruits and provides unique visual interest. Know how to water this plant so you can keep it healthy and happy for its life span in your garden. This article will help with information on how and when to water naranjilla plants.
Naranjilla plants are an excellent addition to the home garden. While the plant’s thorns and spines may make harvesting the fruit difficult, it is truly a unique garden specimen – and one with specific nutritional needs. Click here for tips on how to feed naranjilla.
Naranjilla shrubs are not common in most gardens but will delight and reward even the most experienced of home gardeners. However, the process of growing this plant is not one which comes without frustration, such as having no naranjilla fruits. Learn more here.
Growers may choose to plant in containers for a variety of reasons. For many, this includes those wishing to delve into the growth of subtropical fruits and vegetables. One such plant, the naranjilla, is a perfect candidate for cultivation in containers. Learn more here.