An unusual crop for gardeners to try, loaded with small, jet black shiny, berries.
An unusual crop for gardeners to try, garden huckleberries are loaded with small, jet black shiny, ½” berries. Not for eating raw, but best cooked with other fruits such as apples, lemons and grapes to make jellies, preserves and pies. The flavor will improve if you allow the fruits to stay on the plant until after the first frost. Fruits hold for an extended period on the plant. One plant can produce enough berries for a single pie. Adding sugar is key, adjust as needed, but we recommend 2 pounds of berries to 1 cup sugar.