Tropicals forum: Miracle Berries!!!! I'm SO EXCITED!

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Oct 6, 2016 7:59 AM CST
I grew my Miracle Berry, Synsepalum dulcificum from seed about 6 years ago .. whilst moving plants to safety since Matthew is on the way I discovered it finally had berries!!! I count 5. This plant will be going into the house rather than the garage or greeenhouse.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Miracle Berry, when you eat one, it makes sour things taste sweet!

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plantmanager
Oct 6, 2016 5:06 PM CST
Congratulations! I've never heard of them, but will have to do some researching.
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Name: Sandi
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Oct 6, 2016 11:17 PM CST

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That's so cool! Of course, you can grow anything! Thumbs up
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ardesia
Oct 8, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Congratulations! I lost my plant a year or so ago and I never had any berries.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 15, 2016 8:38 PM CST
They really are amazing, and it's a pretty plant too. But Anne, be a little bit careful, as some people are allergic to whatever that weird chemical in them is. (a protein called Miraculin, if google is to be believed) If you let other people try them, make them taste just a tiny bit first. Mouth tingling, itchy rash, cold sweats and nausea have been experienced but are thankfully fairly rare. But I know at least one person who is allergic to them.

If you try tasting grapefruit with miracle fruit, it almost tastes overly sweet to me. Like you poured on a whole bunch of artificial sweetener. Lemon juice is fantastic, though.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Oct 16, 2016 7:22 AM CST
Thanks for the heads up Elaine. I didn't know that. I've tried them before, in fact, my bush is from the seed of the berry I tried.
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