The Future of Wild Huckleberries

On the heals of the story of Joe Culbreth’s success in growing huckleberry plants, Saveur Magazine published the following article, on the future of wild huckleberries, noting our organization and website: These Beloved Wild Berries Are in Danger From Habitat Destruction—But They Refuse to Be Tamed Every year, huckleberry obsessives eagerly await the start of […]

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Taming the Wild Huckleberry

If you did not already see the article, Malcolm, from the International Wild Huckleberry Association, was interviewed by Cara Giaimo for a recent article on the Atlas Obsura website: Will We Ever Tame The Wild Huckleberry? …The Pacific Northwest takes huckleberries very, very seriously. Starting in July, droves of huckleberry hounds fall on state parks […]

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Everything You Want to Know about Huckleberries

As you know, we have tons of information about huckleberries on this site — especially about the huckleberries grown in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest region. But we may not have EVERYTHING you want to know about huckleberries! But, believe it or not, there is some interesting information about huckleberry on Wikipedia Following is […]

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What are Mummified Huckleberries?

A reader recently posted the following question on our website concerning mummified huckleberries: … We have many red huckleberry and evergreen huckleberry bushes in our woods (in Washington).  I have noticed mummies in the e.h. plants–a local blueberry farmer expressed surprise that mummification had migrated to the wild.  Do you know if that is common, […]

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Huckleberries & Fire, Part Three

Following is the third in a three part article on Huckleberries and Fire by Malcolm Dell aka Mr. Huckleberry Landscape activities that affect the development of huckleberry patches: 1) Fire suppression activities led to a decline in huckleberry patches across North America in the past century, by disrupting the natural fire frequency, and creating denser […]

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More on Tabitha Graves, Huckleberries and Bears

Tabitha Graves research on huckleberries in West Glacier has reveals some interesting facts: Of Bears and Berries Glacier Park researcher hopeful that huckleberry-monitoring project will help predict bear activity WEST GLACIER – For Tabitha Graves, the ability to presage a bumper crop of huckleberries – or, conversely, a dearth of the delicious fruit – carries […]

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Interview with Dr. Barney, Part 2

A week or so ago, we published a written copy of Dr. Barney’s interview with Kristina Johnson who is a food and agriculture reporter. Here is the second part of the interview: 3. What ecological/human threats face the wild berries? Although the size and number of colonies are decreasing, none of the western Vaccinium species […]

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Interview with Dr. Barney

Although Dr. Barney is not currently propagating and growing huckleberries, he is still considered the expert on the subject and giving interviews to interested parties. We are fortunate to have a written copy of his interview with Kristina Johnson who is a food and agriculture reporter: 1. Where does domestication of the berries stand now? […]

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