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.
Garden Huckleberry History
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.
Growing Huckleberry Seeds
Plant seeds in moist soil and cover with approx. 1/4 inch of soil. Seeds should germinate within 2 weeks. Seedlings should receive at least five hours of sun every day Once the seedlings grow about 2 inches tall they will be transplanted to large pots. Garden Huckleberries like rich soil and partial shade. Adding compost or chicken manure will increase the plant yield. Growing Huckleberries are very easy and not much bothers the plant. The plants have some cold tolerance and fruit may continue to ripen after light frosts.
Preserving And Storing Garden Huckleberry Plant
If you want to make great jam, syrup, or pies from annual fruits that you can grow in your vegetable garden, you’ll love garden huckleberries.
Cooking Garden Huckleberry
If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some fresh huckleberries, this is a wonderful recipe.
Garden Huckleberry Nutrition
Huckleberries help to prevent from cancer, heart diseases, diabetes.
It improves your immune system and keeps your hair and skin healthy.
Huckleberry helps in treatment of all eye diseases.
It has high iron content and hence helps in better blood circulation
Helps to speed up the metabolism rate and promotes healthier muscle tone.
Since it is the good source of vitamin C it helps develop resistance to fight against immune deficiencies.
Its potassium content regulates water balance.
Other Berry Varieties Worth Checking Out
Martino`s Roma Tomatos have Incredible yields of richly flavored roma tomatoes that weigh 2-3 ounces. The paste-type fruits are very meaty with few seeds and not much juice. Great for making sauce, salsa and paste, but also good for fresh eating. Compact plants have rugose (puckered) foliage.
Gold Medal is a classic bi-colored variety from Ohio tomato collector Ben Quisenberry. And as Ben said, this is truly a gourmet delight. Wonderful 1 pound fruits. The finest yellow and red bicolored tomato available. A repeat winner of many taste tests.