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!
Huckleberry picking banned in Idaho Panhandle forests
The Department of Agriculture is the leading arm of the Federal Government that has pushed for the new regulations on picking, using, consuming and selling the Huckleberry fruit taken from Forest Service lands. The regulation has been under ... The Spokesman Review (blog) [ story ]
Meet The Maker: David Gremmels Of Rogue Creamery
In our cheese, you get underlying notes of grass, cereal, fruit and a hint of sharp huckleberry, which comes through ever so slightly. There's also this savory note that comes at the end of the flavor experience - some say it's a little bit like bacon ... Chicagoist [ story ]
#TBT: Montana pies worth the drive
The Whistle Stop's huckleberry pie is made in a similar fashion as a traditional strawberry pie, with a gelling glaze over the berries instead of a top crust. Last summer ... "We pack a lot of fruit in them, as full as I can get a pie without having it ... Great Falls Tribune [ story ]