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Chichiquelite Huckleberry
 
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Chichiquelite Huckleberry (30 seeds) (GR102) $2.75

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Chichiquelite Huckleberry

         
 
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Chichiquelite Sweet purple berries are great fresh or cooked. They are much like Wonderberry but are larger in size and give heavier yields. Very easy cultivation; start seeds indoors and grow just like pepper plants. Originally selected in Chichiquelite, Mexico, where the leaves are also boiled for greens. The berries are just 76 days to harvest! Only eat fully ripened fruit with no green left on the berry, as unripened fruit can be poisonous.
 
Chichiquelite Huckleberry
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Loose Leaf Farm
Location:
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Date:
September 15, 2017
          4.0
 
Yummy easy to grow tedious.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy and doubles as bait plant

What are the cons? Tedious harvest, self-seeds

Review:

Overall, we enjoyed this plant. It was delicious in salads, on sorbet, and it made one of the most beautiful jams I have ever made. We grew a total of 3; one of which was destroyed by the tomato hornworm, but it negated any damages to our tomatoes so we were actually thankful for the loss! Super easy to grow, which although we have not seen it yet, it seems pretty likely to "weed" itself so we'll have to tarp the area to kill any extra seed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jmcgee
Location:
lovington, NM, United States
Date:
September 6, 2017
          4.0
 
Not an easy start.
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Really delicious.

What are the cons? hard to grow here.

Review:

I will definitely be growing them again, but they do not like my desert weather! Took 2 years and 2 pkts to get 2 plants! However, they are so juicy and sweet, they were worth the trouble! I read that some people think they taste a little like tomatoes, but I don't.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marisha
Location:
Boston, MA, United States
Date:
July 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Delicious prolific
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grows fast, plentiful harvest

What are the cons? None

Review:

I am very happy with this huckleberry! I wasn't sure what to expect because I've never had this type of berry and the reviews were mixed. I have to say it's done wonderfully in my raised beds in our short growing season in the Northeast. It matures very quickly. My seeds didn't germinate well in potting soil, but did very well when I let them sprout in a wet paper towel. I started them indoors in April and had to wait until late May to plant outside due to our unusually cold spring this year. As soon as I put them outside with the heat, sunshine and rich soil, they just took off! They were only about 6 inches high when I transplanted them, but grew to about 4 - 5 FEET with tons of flowers and green berries within a month! As far as the flavor, I just tried the first few ripe berries and they were delicious. These berries are very sweet and flavorful if you let them fully ripen (about 4-5 days after turning dark purple). There will be jam and pies very soon! A keeper for sure.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GardenWKid
Location:
Beaufort, SC, United States
Date:
December 19, 2016
          4.0
 
Easy to grow tomatoy taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? huge bush, plentiful berries

What are the cons? Tomato tasting

Review:

The plants thrived all summer, growing to 5 foot mounded bushes by mid-July. I didn't have a problem with pests; the squirrels avoided these but so did my kids, as they taste much more like a tomato than a berry. I froze 5 gallon bags (this was nowhere near the most I could have picked, as the berries were thick and plentiful all summer!) thinking I'd try making a jam this winter, but Hurricane Matthew knocked out the power and spoiled the berries. I'll try again this summer--I really don't enjoy the taste of them fresh, but they practically grow themselves. It's hard not to try to take advantage of such bounty!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
western gardener
Location:
denver, CO, United States
Date:
December 8, 2016
          4.0
 
wait longer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, prolific

What are the cons? none

Review:

These are lovely little berries, but you have to pick them at the proper time. NOT when they are temptingly shiny. Wait until they ripen enough for the shine to go away. Then they will taste like fruit, fragrant and delicious. You can cook them into jam and desserts without worrying about the seeds. Your only problem will be harvesting all the bounty. The squirrels will help out if you quit, and next spring you will have a new batch of seedlings.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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