Oh and just so you know, I've never grown anything other than petunis that were started by Wal-Mart. K?
Anyway, I started my order with Chichiquelite Huckleberries. Yes, Huckleberries. Like Huck Fin. (Actually a cool name...for a kid...hummm Wolf vehnemently disagrees...) You can stop rolling in the floor now. But wouldn't you want sweet, purple berries - without the 5 year wait of blueberries - right outside your doorstep? Yeah, that's what I thought.
Makes the blueberry look whimpy...doesn't it?
Next on the list we have, Naranjilla. Yeah, I have NO idea how the hell that's pronounced. If you do please let me know... But the description is what nailed me, "A really unique fruit from the Andes; delicious sweet-and-sour taste, orange flavor." Sounds a bit like sweet and sour chicken got spiked by orange chicken. What also drew me in what the whole "nectar of the gods" and "the most delicious that I have tasted in the world." Really? Well jumpin-je-hose-afat, let's give her a whirl. It could have been Mr. J de Santa Gertrudis Siera (poor fella nearly as bad as naming a kid Huck....) of 1760 hadn't been out of the parish yard, ever.
But it's said to make delicious juice and a pretty potted plant. I don't have any of those, so why not?
They look a bit...furry to me...
You have no idea what kind of self-restraint it took not to order every single last seed of these:
Yes, that's right PINK bananas. I may have to splurge (some more) and order them anyway. Man the farm kids would get a kick out of these!
While holding myself back as much as possilbe, the Yellow Strawberry caught my eye and attention. I adore ALL things strawberry. And just think you can make strawberry pies, jam, jellies - YUM! Those little buggers have YET to sprout and I had to seed them with TWEEZERS!!!
Obviously, I enjoy and appreciate unusal fruits and apparently the more the merrier! I also order some "plain" (read cheap) okra, called Emerald. I also ordered a TRUCKLOAD of herbs. And yes, of course I ordered Echanacia! Gotta stay happy!