GR012

Chichiquelite

GR012

Solanum melanocerasum. Not actually a tomato but a solanum cousin. Collected from Piedras Verdes, a Mayo community in Sonora, Mexico. Commonly called the garden huckleberry, the leaves are cooked (do not eat raw!) and the little black berries are edible and tasty. Delicious for pies, jellies, and jams but do require more sweeteners than other berries. Berries are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter and produce abundantly over a long season. Do not eat unripe green berries, and do not eat raw in large quantities.  Berries are fully ripe when they turn from shiny to dull, a few weeks after first turning black.  Originated in the tropics of western Africa. From our Seed Bank Collection.

  • Approx. 350 seeds (0.1 g).
  • Limit 3 packets.
  • $3.25

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M.
Yum!

While tiny,these berries are delicious!!!

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B.L.
Prolific growers

I live in Gilbert and these things grow wild in my yard like weeds. They have come back year after year, and just grow as a weed among my other plants. I don't water them directly but they just get residual water from other plants. I don't cultivate or harvest them, just leave them for the birds mainly.