- Plants grow to 3-4 feet
- Berries grow to ¾ inch
- Tasteless when raw and unsweetened
- Good for freezing and canning
- 75-80 days from transplant
(Solanum melanocerasum) Upright 3-4' branched plants produce hundreds of ¾" purple-black berries in clusters. Best when picked after berries turn from glossy to dull black. Tasteless when raw and unsweetened; best used in mock blueberry pies and preserves. Use about 1 pound of berries to ½ cup of sugar for best flavor. Good for freezing and canning. 75-80 days from transplant.
Learn to Grow it
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before planting out
Transplant: 3-4" Pots
Germination: 5-30 Days
Light: Full Sun - These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.