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Any item which upon acquiring would typically warrant the berachah, then even if the item was previously used/owned by another party (think: house) the Shulchan Aruch rules (OC §233:3) that the berachah is recited.


Gemara Eiruvin 40B: Rav Yehuda would say shehecheyanu on a new gourd. A gourd would have the brachah of borei pri ha'adamah. Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 225:6 says that it should be a fruit that is new once (or twice - Rema) a year. Otherwise, the fruit's blessing is not a criteria. In fact, the Rema there allows a shehecheyanu blessing on a new vegetable ...

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