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!
Growin' Food in the 'Hood
Native huckleberry. Our native huckleberry produces delicious fruit, although you may need an industrious young helper to do the fussy work of harvesting them. It also does beautifully in shade, even deep shade. Though the berries need sugaring, they ... North Coast Journal [ story ]
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Latah Creek Wine Cellars NV Huckleberry d'Latah, Columbia Valley, $10: This blend of Riesling with huckleberry juice is easy to like from the first whiff of huckleberry and cranberry, followed quickly by off-dry flavors of huckleberry, Red Delicious ... TheNewsTribune.com [ story ]
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Shrubs that grow well in these conditions include both tall and low growing mahonias (evergreen) with holly-like leaves, red huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium), a favourite of mine, and evergreen huckleberry (V. ovatum). Various forms of evergreen ... The Province [ story ]