Cocona (Solanum sessiliflorum)

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Cocona, sometimes called Coconilla in the Amazon and Orinoco river areas of South America, it's native region. Cocona is a unique tropical fruiting and herbaceous shrub in the nightshade family, is closely related to another Sow Exotic favorite, Naranjilla

The plant has long strong, sturdy branches and huge furry leaves however, unlike the Naranjilla, they are totally thornless.  Fruit ranges in color from yellow to deep red and has a bright tomato and lime-like flavor.  Cocona fruit typically eaten raw or juiced.

Plant Type:
Perennial Fruiting Shrub

Harvest Season:
 Intermittently year-round

Cocona fruit 7 months from seed
and Lulo harvest peaks in winter

Mature Size:
8 ft. plush purple-veined leaves up to 2 ft. long and 18 in. across

Soil & Moisture:
Rich but well draining soil, high moisture.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9b-12 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Our Cocona and Lulo are grown from seed and are capable of harvest within growing season. 

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