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!
How the Huckleberry Made Park Café a Must-Visit Site in Glacier National Park
Akin in flavor to a sour lollipop melding with a sugar glaze, huckleberries are beloved in Montana because, in addition to being unique to the region, they're a major source of tourism and industry. During peak season in Montana, you'll find ... Condé Nast Traveler [ story ]
Odell Brewing Releases Ten Paces Huckleberry Wild Ale
Drawing on the natural tartness of the huckleberries, this American-Style Wild Ale features a unique blend of yeast strains that produce a complex aroma of tropical fruit and clove-like spiciness while accentuating the deep fruit flavors. Among the ... Brewbound.com [ story ]
Fruit trees luring hungry bears to town
“They're just bouncing around Somers from fruit tree to fruit tree,” Wenum said. He attributed the bears' sudden appearance to the end of the huckleberry season higher up in the mountains and the abundance of ripening fruit on trees lower in the valley. Daily Inter Lake [ story ]