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Sunberry

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Planting:

Start seeds 6 to 8 weeks before last frost. Provide warm and moist conditions to get the seed to germinate. Lightly press into soil surface and cover. Seeds are slower and more erratic in their germination than tomatoes. Once seeds have 1 to 2 true leaves begin to fertilize with a weak solution on a weekly basis. Plant out once all danger of frost has passed. Plants should be spaced 24 inches apart.

Growing:

Sunberries are light feeders and do not require much fertilization. Plant in a full sun location.

Harvest:

Once berries turn a deep purple/black colour they are ready for harvest.

Pests:

Sunberries are susceptible to flea beetle damage on the leaves. They can be controlled with a rotenone dust. Once the plants are large the flea beetle damage does not affect yield.