Chichiquelite – Garden Huckleberry
- 100 seeds
- Open pollinated
- African Heirloom
- Distance between plants – 18-24″
- Distance between rows – 24-36″
- Full sun
- Water every 2-3 days
- Days to maturity – 70-80 days
- Days to germination – 14-21 days
- Height – 2-3′
- Solanum nigrum var. guineense = Solanum scabrum, Solanacées
- Germination rate – 60%
Grown on the farm, this incredibly fast growing vining plant produces copious amounts of dark purple delicious fruit that are eaten raw or cooked for jams and pies. We got the original seeds from our good and dear friend Patrice Fortier from La Société des Plantes in Kamouraska. As we were on a 1 on 1 walk through the garden he pointed to the bush and said ‘you need to try this’ and boy am I happy I did. I loved them so much I grabbed a bunch and boom, grew them on my farm.
We love the huckleberry especially because it reminds us of when our kids were young and we played the Wildcraft game. The ultimate goal of this amazing cooperation game is to get to your grandmothers house, with enough huckleberries to make her a pie. Along the way, you get sick and need to use wild plants to heal yourself.
Sow: Indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost 1/8’’ deep, transplant 2 weeks after last frost Harvest: 75 days & until last ripe fruit
If the seeds do not germinate, you need to stratify them again by putting the seedling tray in -4 to +4 degrees for a couple of weeks and then back into the cool warm air.
Seeds produced: Le Noyau farms