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!
Hankering for huckleberries
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Greene County gains its own winery
A quaint pale blue cottage situated cozily among rolling hills of Greene County is now home to Indiana's 89th winery, the Huckleberry Hill Winery. Owner Cheryl Riddle said her mother, Sandy, owns the property which took Riddle and her husband two years ... Greene County Daily World [ story ]
Merlot still holds head high in Northwest | The News Tribune
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