Huckleberry, Garden

Solanum melanocerasum
$2.99 to $31.50
SKU: 0622A
  • Organic
  • 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

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(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.

It is best to start Garden Huckleberry seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost. Sow your seeds 1/4 inch deep in soil trays or pots and they will germinate in 14 days. Thin the seeds when they are 2 inches tall and transplant to individual pots. Place your plants 24 inches apart and transplant them out after the all chance of frost is gone.