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!
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WOYM: Huckleberry rail line was slow but fruitful for Montgomery County travelers
However, there was a local New River Valley train with historic ties to wild fruit, called the Huckleberry . The old Virginia Anthracite Coal and Railway Co. line ran from a connection with the Norfolk & Western's tracks near Cambria to the coal mines ... Roanoke Times [ story ]
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Evergreen huckleberry grows in moist to well-drained soils and tolerates full sun to part shade. The small purplish-black berries begin to ripen in early fall and remain into December. They were prized by Native Americans for their sweetness and are ... Statesman Journal [ story ]