Solanum burbankii. Also known as Wonderberry. Perfect for pies. A really unique addition to the garden. Good for fresh eating and exceptionally great for pies - simply substitute for blueberries. Similar in appearance to Huckleberries but sweeter in flavour. Prolific bushy plants loaded with small, slightly sweet, dull blue berries. Matures in 80 days from transplant. Approx. 50 seeds/pkg.
Start seeds 6 to 8 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds ¼" deep. Lightly press into soil surface and cover. Provide warm and moist conditions to get the seed to germinate. Germination 14-21 days. Once seeds have 1 to 2 true leaves begin to fertilize with weak solution on a weekly basis. Transplant outdoors 24" apart in rows 36" apart. Sunberries tolerate a wide variety of climates and conditions, but do not tolerate frost.
Sunberrys are light feeders and do not require much fertilization. Plants are self-supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited.
Once berries turn a deep purple/black colour they are ready for harvest.
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.