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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.

 
Garden Huckleberry
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
lizzybeth
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI
Date:
April 22, 2014
          5.0
 
best way to cook huckleberry
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? flavorful pie

What are the cons? waiting until a frost to pick

Review:

I have only ever made huckleberries into pie, but the secret for cooking them is to add a little baking soda to the cooking water after they have cooked for a bit. The water will foam up green as grass. Drain and rinse, then add fresh water and resume with the rest of the recipe: sugar, thickener, etc.

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By lizzybeth 22 Apr 2014

23 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
thecookhousegardener
Location:
Citrus Heights, CA
Date:
December 8, 2013
          5.0
 
Excellent production for jam
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, prolific

What are the cons? time-consuming to harvest

Review:

We tried these for the first time in Zone 9, Sacramento; I started and planted 6 in full sun in late May. Did fine in the soaring temps of summer. They grew about a gallon of berries per plant, which provided an ample supply for jam-making. We waited mid / late October to harvest, right at the point some of the early ripened berries were just beginning to shrivel. We wanted to maximize the number of harvested ripe berries, as well as harvest all at once and for maximum flavor. The jam's flavor is quite similar to mountain huckleberry and is on our shelf as a favorite. For harvest, I cut stalks off at the base of the plant, sit in a chair to pick the berries into a large bowl. The trick to picking the berries without breaking off the small stems is to not pull the berry straight out from the stem, but to tilt the berry 90 degrees to the stem.

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By thecookhousegardener 8 Dec 2013

16 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Albuquerque gardener
Date:
November 6, 2012
          5.0
 
worth growing, time-consuming to harvest
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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As I hope the product description makes clear, these are NOT American huckleberries. My seeds germinated very well, went into the garden in early May. I harvested in mid-October. Even the berries that set in June still seemed plump and on the plants then. Plants need substantial water. I froze my harvest. It probably took at least an hour to harvest enough berries (1/8" to 1/4" diameter) to get one gallon of frozen berries. They are excellent added to oatmeal. Be warned about harvest time if you plan to make a pie.

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By Albuquerque gardener 6 Nov 2012

24 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Karen
Date:
July 14, 2012
          5.0
 
Be patient!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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These berries are absolutely delicious! HOWEVER You have to be patient and give them at least 4 weeks to ripen even after they turn black and seem to be ripe. If you eat them when they turn black, you will be disappointed. If you just wait, I mean a long time, you will be pleasantly rewarded as these berries are terrific. Don't be hasty and label these as a waste of garden space. They are one of the most prolific, best producing plants in our garden.

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By Karen 14 Jul 2012

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Erin
Date:
April 11, 2012
          4.0
 
VERY Hardy
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

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These guys just would NOT die. They grew very vigorously in a container. My husband and I forgot fairly regularly to water them. After the birth of my daughter and forgetting to water them for about 4 months, they finally died. Can't say much for their fruits, but they grew so fast and well that it certainly made my husband and I feel very accomplished!

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By Erin 11 Apr 2012

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