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Garden Huckleberry (35 seeds) (GR103) $2.00

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Garden Huckleberry

         
 
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(Solanum melanocerasum) 75 days. Large purple berries that are cooked and sweetened, (do not eat raw). Great in pies; huge yields of fruit all summer long. Plant 14 inches apart. Strong tall plants do not have to be staked. Grow plants like peppers. Great for anyone wanting quick easy berries and a huge yield. Originated in Africa. Only eat fully ripened fruit with no green left on the berry, as unripened fruit can be poisonous.
 
Garden Huckleberry
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 21
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

81.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
JRegen
Location:
Marietta, GA, United States
Date:
January 6, 2017
          1.0
 
My least favorite berry
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, pest free

What are the cons? The berries are awful

Review:

This plant grew easily, heartily, and strong. I only grew one plant for fear of growing too many huckleberries. As it turned out, one was too many. The berries look attractive and edible, but they are full of slimy seeds and have absolutely no flavor at all. They taste like nothing. I tried making a jam out of it, and it set up very thick. It tasted like pure sugar, since the berries had no flavor at all. Even the birds and squirrels avoided touching these berries. I think they instinctively knew that they were of no culinary value. The solanum nigrum (sold on this site as "blackberry") that volunteered had 100x more flavor than this solanum species. Avoid.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Trip
Location:
Bozeman, MT, United States
Date:
September 20, 2016
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, prolific, tasty!

What are the cons? None!

Review:

These are SO amazing! My best advice, harvest them in bright direct sunlight and only keep the dark black ones. They have the best flavor. Also, take the time to do the baking soda bath. These grew with no upkeep once I put them outside on a drip line. I literally never weeded or did anything for them. We waited for one minor frost to harvest. From 8 plants we got 80 pounds of berries. I sold a bunch and still had well over 150 cups of berries. Freeze awesome. Harvesting tips, rip out the bush, sit in a comfy chair and enjoy some beers. I will replant new ones every year since their yield is highest the first year, and I start tomatoes and peppers anyways, so it's no big deal.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
gardenerbec
Location:
Boise, ID, United States
Date:
September 10, 2016
          4.0
 
Heavy heavy producer.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? heavy producer, tasty cooked

What are the cons? hard to pick, can't eat raw

Review:

These stalky little plants are not much bigger than pepper plants (perhaps longer branches), but produce massive amounts of berries. Like a gallon freeze bag at a time. I have 2 racks of my freezer filled from 2 of my 6 plants. In terms of volume, I'd be hard pressed to thank of another plant that produces such a heavy crop in such a small space. Berries are totally beautiful. Plants are very attractive. I have no idea if they are toxic to pets, so I kept mine on the other side of the garden fence. The berries are hard to pick. They don't come from the plant easily. Even when fully ripe. I ended up tearing out my plants and plopping them in the kitchen sink to pull the berries off because one could squat for days in the pick. If you have kids that you can trust not to try to eat 'em raw, this would be a great backyard crop to get the youngsters to harvest. Go over to the white strawberries, plant those, and reward the kids by letting them eat those raw after. :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jazzylady
Location:
Orem, UT, United States
Date:
August 1, 2016
          5.0
 
RoLayne
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? the taset of the jam

What are the cons? picking takes time

Review:

just made my first batch of Huckleberry jam. WOW! it is so good. I planted 10 huckleberries last year. Two died, but I had a ton of berries and did not pick them all. My plants did not come back this year and because it was hard to know when they were ripe and a lot of work to pick, I didnt care that they didnt come back until I just made the Jam. If I have to I will replant them every year because they are worth it if you are planning to make jam. Not good to eat raw.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
John
Location:
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Date:
October 5, 2015
          5.0
 
Easy to grow fruitful
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Pest free, fruitful

What are the cons? Harvest is labor intensive

Review:

This is the 4th year or so I have grown these (since first introduced). I have never had a pest problem (appears flea beetles got my eggplant grown nearby this year, adjacent tomatoes had diseased leaves). Seeds are miniscule but germinate well and seedlings grow rapidly. I start seeds when I start tomatoes (late Feb), transplant to garden at same time (early to mid May). Fruit is 1/4" to 1/2" in diameter, in clusters of up to 15, and hangs on plant until I harvest (early October) even if set in June. Allow perhaps 30 to 45 minutes to harvest a quart of "berries". Harvest only those that are completely deep blue-black. The berries freeze very well without blanching. Plants require ample water. I grew 2 plants in 2015 (had fruit left from 2014); plants grew to 4' tall, required staking; one produced 1 quart of fruit, the other 2 1/2 quarts. I add several handfuls (along with some dried fruit) to a pot when making Scotch oatmeal. Berries must be well cooked to be edible.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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