Are Western Huckleberries Really Huckleberries?

If you are versed in horticulture and other plant-related sciences, you might also wonder if western huckleberries are really huckleberries.  Those of us who live and pick these wild berries in the Pacific Northwest will valiantly defend our precious huckleberries.   But the OPD website offers an article by Crystal Ligori explaining how huckleberries are not […]

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Huckleberries near Montana/Idaho border

Although huckleberries are the Idaho state fruit, huckleberries grow near the Montana/Idaho border (and other states) too!   The article below is from the Clark Fork Valley Press/Mineral Independent website: It’s huck time in Western Montana Following are some interesting excerpts from the article: This purple gold, which is a cousin to the blueberry, is attested […]

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Fun Huckleberry Stories

If you are out picking huckleberries (or been out picking), I am sure you understand all the necessary preparation needed before you head out into your favorite picking spot.  But have you heard some of the fun huckleberry stories? I found this article, Up front: Keep your friends close and your huckleberries closer by Kathy […]

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Beware: Bears Eat Wild Huckleberries Too!

Warnings are being posted in the Pacific Northwest huckleberry areas reminding pickers that bears eat wild huckleberries too! With so many pickers in the bear’s habitat, precautions should be discussed before going out to pick at your favorite huckleberry picking spot. One such encounter was reported by the Fairfield Sun Times: (In West Glacier, Montana,) […]

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Huckleberry Rakes IN STOCK!

Huckleberry rakes are currently in stock and ready for this season’s huckleberry pickers! Early reports coming in bode well for a good huckleberry season! Warm wet spring combined with no late frost this spring is a good indication of an abundant crop.   The reports we receive show crop ranges from flowers to turning red, depending […]

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How to Describe the Taste of Huckleberries

Have you ever tried to explain the taste and flavor of huckleberries to someone who has never eaten any? I described it as a blueberry on steroids … but, of course, that is not very helpful. Others have described the taste of huckleberries as a cross between a raspberry and a blueberry.  Hmmm … still […]

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Rib Eyes with Huckleberries and Caramelized Onions

If you are looking for a special recipe for Easter dinner or anytime you want a unique huckleberry dinner entree, try the following recipe for Rib Eyes with Huckleberries and Caramelized Onions from The Huckleberry Cookbook by Alex and Stephanie Hester Rib Eyes with Huckleberries and Caramelized Onions Category: General Servings:  4 people Ingredients 1 […]

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Ate the Last of Your Huckleberries?

Nothing is more depressing than looking in your freezer and cupboards and seeing that you ate the last of your huckleberries.  The new huckleberry crop won’t be ready for about 4 months — and that is if we get an early crop. Despite that, we just don’t know how good the huckleberry crop will be.   […]

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