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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Bubbles
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.
Elaine

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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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.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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