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!
Huckleberries: Grow them, eat them, celebrate them at Mount Hood Huckleberry ...
Dana Bressette, the nursery's plant production manager, says oval-leaved huckleberries fruit in July, black huckleberry is found mid-summer to fall at middle to high elevations and the red huckleberry is a favorite on-the-trail snack for hikers ... The Oregonian - OregonLive.com [ story ]
Seasonal Kitchen: Huckleberries great for sweet, savory dishes
One serving of wild huckleberries has more antioxidant power than any other fruit or vegetable, with the exception of lingonberries. Huckleberries are high in B vitamins, which help support and speed up the metabolic rate, keep skin and muscle tone ... The Spokesman Review [ story ]
7 fruit crisp recipes for late summer berries and the first fresh apples of ...
Apple-Huckleberry Crisp: Portland pastry chef Lauren Fortgang created this perfect expression of early fall. Any other berry can be substituted for the huckleberries, such as blackberries, cranberries and currants. When substituting currants, make sure ... The Oregonian - OregonLive.com [ story ]