Upright 3-4′ branched plants produce hundreds of ¾” metallic purple-black berries in clusters. Best when picked after berries turn from glossy to dull black. Tasteless when raw and unsweetened, but can be made into delicious mock blueberry pies and preserves. Use about 1 pound of berries to ½ cup of sugar for best flavor. Good for freezing and canning. 75-80 days from transplant.
Sun- Sun to Partial Shade.
Planting-24 to 36 in. High and 36 to 48 in. Spacing
Care- Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Harvest- Late Spring/Early Summer
Native of eastern and central North America. Outstanding Polish variety prized for its unique flavor. Easy to grow, prolific, and super sweet. Can be used for preserves, pies, over ice cream, or in fresh fruit salads. The ½-¾” fruits are encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen. Stores 3-4 weeks in the husk. Productive plants have a sprawling habit. 70 days from transplant.
Sun- Full Sun
Planting- 12 to 18 in. High and 18 to 24 in. Spacing
Care- Water regularly; do not overwater
Harvest- Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall