There are two different kinds of huckleberries in America, belonging to either the Gaylussacia genus, or the Vaccinium genus. There are many varieties of huckleberry plants within each genus.
Huckleberries grow best in very acidic soil. Plant them in a sunny spot with direct sun. Huckleberry bushes can grow up to six feet high, so they can be used as a nice hedge.
Huckleberries are used for several desserts. You can make huckleberry pies, jams, muffins, and use them as tasty toppings for ice cream!
A fun fact is that huckleberries are one of the Grizzly bear's favorite foods, and they sometimes travel great distances to get to huckleberry bushes. Another fact is that huckleberries are commonly mistaken as blueberries. One difference is that huckleberries have pits.
It may be possible to find any huckleberry farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!
Bird Lore: Spotted Towhee
At other times of the year it consumes plant matter such as seeds, acorns and fleshy fruits. For example, along with other sparrows and thrushes, it will eat the fruit of our native evergreen huckleberry. When foraging on the ground, it scratches leaf ... My Edmonds News [ story ]
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From the agricultural wonderland of California, nuts and fruits reign; from the North and Northwest marionberry or huckleberry jam - and don't forget to describe the risk of bear attacks with huckleberries! New England maple syrup is tasty and fun to ... Huffington Post [ story ]
Must-Try Wine of Week: 2012 Sea Smoke Southing Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Blessed with amazingly intense fruit flavor, yet angelic, this wine has a very soft and seamless demeanor, with oak adding complimentary seasoning. The typically bright Sta. Rita Hills acidity adds vibrancy. This wine commands your ... Pair it with ... Orange Coast Magazine (blog) [ story ]