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Huckleberry

Huckleberry Plants

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.

Grow Huckleberries

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.

Huckleberry Uses

Huckleberries are used for several desserts. You can make huckleberry pies, jams, muffins, and use them as tasty toppings for ice cream!

Huckleberry Facts

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.

Huckleberry Farms

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!

Huckleberry Stories

The 5 Best Fruit-Infused Vodkas
The state fruit of Idaho is the huckleberry -- a much more flavorful addition to any spirit. The 44 Degrees North distillery produces their vodka using Burbank and Russet potatoes and Rocky Mountain water, then blends in fresh huckleberries for a burst ... Huffington Post [ story ]

Stapilus: The Salamander's Tale
The official fruit (the huckleberry; no jokes, please). The official raptor (the peregrine falcon; you know the drill) as well as the official state bird (the mountain bluebird). Most reporters and legislators used to think, at least: Do we really need ... Twin Falls Times-News [ story ]

Dallas cocktail scene gets infused with hip and healthy ingredient
McCullough's preferred method is to make a shrub syrup by mashing the vinegar, fruit and sugar together and letting it sit for a couple of days before adding water and simmering it over heat for an hour. After cooling, straining and filtering the syrup ... CultureMap Dallas [ story ]


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