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!
For The Love Of Huckleberries: August Brings Out Hunters Of Elusive Fruit
Starting in late summer, national forests in Northwestern states like Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho fill with eager berry hunters hoping to find a cache of dark maroon huckleberries. It's common for demand to exceed supply, leading to ... NPR [ story ]
Trout Creek celebrates 38th Huckleberry Festival
Trout Creek celebrates 38th Huckleberry Festival. August 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm | By ERIN JUSSEAUME Clark Fork Valley Press. Print Article. Trout Creek celebrates 38th Huckleberry Festival. Everyone on the floats seemed to be having a great time being ... Clark Fork Valley Press [ story ]
If you're a huckleberry hound, August is the season, Gifford Pinchot is the place
Recreational huckleberry pickers are allowed to gather a gallon of berries a day, and up to 3 gallons annually. Gifford Pinchot National Forest between Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens is prime picking territory... (Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times) More. The Seattle Times [ story ]