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!
Will We Ever Tame The Wild Huckleberry?
States fight over them: there are several self-proclaimed huckleberry capitals, and Idaho has made it their official fruit. Individuals fight over them, too: in Montana in 2014, gunfire was exchanged over potential patch pilfering. "There's probably a ... Atlas Obscura [ story ]
Huckleberries Bounce Back
The huckleberry is one of the most-sought-out fruits in Northwest Montana, often in contention with the Flathead cherry as the official fruit of summer. However, the major difference between the two berries is how they are cultivated: Cherries can grow ... Flathead Beacon [ story ]
Berry and Nut Farm now producing huckleberries
He thinks this year's mild winter and early spring have helped the plants produce fruit. As of right now, most of the huckleberry bushes have produced fruit that looks ripe, but tastes green. One bush had good berries on it. He said he would clone that ... Coeur d'Alene Press [ story ]