Here is the Garden Huckleberry, Solanum nigrum. An unusual crop for gardeners to try. The garden huckleberry bears small jet-black berries that are cooked and sweetened, and often combined with other fruits such as apples, lemons and grapes, to make jellies, preserves and pies. Garden huckleberry plants resemble pepper plants, bushy and erect, up to two feet tall. The fruits are not edible until fully ripe and cooked. They are toxic if eaten unripe! Plants can get to 4 feet tall and very branchy an spread out. One plant can produce hundreds of berries and often times reseeds it's self every year. Open pollinated 40 to 60 days to full maturity.