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West Coast Seeds (Garden Huckleberry Solanum)

West Coast Seeds (Garden Huckleberry Solanum)

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Solanum melanocerasum. Garden Huckleberry seeds are started indoors around the same time as tomato seeds and are transplanted out at the same time your tomato seedlings too. The small, 1cm (1/2") fruits begin to set early, turning from bright green to jet black. These hold on the plant, even if they appear early in the season. It's recommend waiting until after the first frost to harvest all at once the fruits that have turned black.

Garden Huckleberry Seed Info:

  • Matures in 80 days
  • Seed Type: F1

Best used as a fruit for cooking and sweetening, with a flavour reminiscent of blueberries and Concorde grapes. These work well in pies and preserves, but require the same kind of help with sweetening that rhubarb does. Like tomatoes and eggplants, this is a member of the nightshade family, so care should be taken not to eat unripe fruits. Do not eat fruits with any green skin showing, as they are slightly toxic. The compact annual bushes grow with a height and spread around 60cm (24") each. The tiny seeds are easy to save for planting the following year.

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