Planting & Growing Instructions for Heirloom / Open Pollinated Garden Huckleberry

Heirloom Garden Huckleberry Seed

(Solanum melanocerasum)

Heirloom / Open Pollinated Garden Huckleberries tolerate a wide variety of climates and conditions, but do not tolerate frost. Can direct sow or start garden huckleberries indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, transplanting outdoors after danger of frost. Sow seeds ¼” deep. Plant or set out garden huckleberries in full sun, or with afternoon shade in hot climates. Germination occurs in 5-15 days in soil 65-90°F. Thin plants to or set out plants 10-12″ apart, in rows 2′ apart. Garden Huckleberries are self supporting, but do sprawl, so caging or trellising is recommended where space is limited. Harvest in mid- to late August, after the berries have been black for two to three weeks and turn from glossy to dull.