Solanum melanocerasum Organic Huckleberry 20 seeds
75 days from transplant
3-4 foot plants produce an abundance of tiny, dark purple fruits. Beautiful grown as an ornamental container plant or harvest berries for cooking and processing. Un-cooked berries should not be eaten and, much like a potato, berries should not show any green to them at all. Grow like you would a pepper. Be sure to research the use and processing of the berries before using them.
1. Berries are tasteless unless properly processed by cooking and sweetened
2. People make pies from the cooked fruits
3. Originally native to Africa
4. 1 pound of berries to ½ cup of sugar produces the best flavor
Zones 9+ For outdoors otherwise treat as a tropical for the home or greenhouse.