75 days. These have an incredible sweet-taste, similar to real blackberries. Attractive 2- to 3-foot plants yield clusters of pea-sized black berries. Brought to Kansas by Volga German immigrants about 1875, and still appreciated by their descendants, who grow and use them in such traditional recipes as Kuchen, Maultaschen, Klump and Knebel. Eat only fully ripe, dark blue-black berries.
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-21 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 75-85 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/8"
- Plant Spacing: 24-32"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Solanum nigrum
Growing Tips: Start indoors in fine, moist soil, 6-8 weeks before setting out after frost. Harvest berries only when fully ripe, very black and soft. Warning: May Be Poisonous to Eat.