History of Huckleberries

If you do your research, you can find references to the huckleberry back as far as the 17th century. In the article, Huckleberries – History of Huckleberries, I found the following information:  Evidence has been found the the huckleberry actually got its name from a simple mistake. Early American colonist, upon encountering the native American […]

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Do Huckleberry Rakes Kill or Damage Plants?

Frequently, we receive inquires as to the safety of using rakes to pick huckleberries.  Over the years, we have responded to comments with the facts about the issue. Last week, we received the following comment from Valerie: “How rude! When you use the rake you are not telling rakers they are killing the bush.” Thank […]

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Huckleberries in North Idaho

Looking for huckleberries in north Idaho? Coeur d Alene is a famous resort town, known for its fine dining, beautiful lake Coeur d Alene and it’s beaches, and HUCKLEBERRIES!   But, of course, you won’t find any huckleberries to pick this time of the year!  But, the Guide to North Idaho has a listing of […]

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Huckleberries on Pinterest

Pinterest is newer to the internet than our Wild Huckleberry website.  Despite that, numerous huckleberry sites and Pinterest boards have cropped up since then and share some wonderful recipes. Over the last several months, we have liked a few Pinterest pages on huckleberries that are very interesting. But, first, before I share what I found, […]

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Huckleberry Festival in Mount Hood, Oregon

Announcing the Huckleberry Festival in Mount Hood, Oregon. According to Janet Eastman, writer for the Oregonian …. Huckleberry Festival Mt. Hood Huckleberry Festival and Barlow Trail Days has live music, storytellers, historical tours, a watermelon launch and other activities, exhibits, food and retail vendors, fresh wild huckleberries and huckleberry-filled treats. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat, 8 […]

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The Wild Mountain Huckleberry

Whortleberry, dewberry, bilberry, blueberry; mountain-this or thin-leaved-that; big or blue or dwarf or globe, the huckleberry goes by many names.  It grows wild and only wild, in the remote areas of American’s inland Northwest from Oregon to Alaska, the Pacific Ocean to the Continental Divide. The huckleberry is a living exhibit of the colors purple […]

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Growing Western Huckleberries

Dr. Dan Barney, in conjuction with the University of Idaho Cooperativwe Extension Service, has written a booklet on growing huckleberries. In Growing Western Huckleberries author Danny L. Barney, horiculturist and superintendent of the University of Idaho Sandpoint Reseach & Extension Center, shares the wisdom he has assumulated in 12 years at the forefornt of work […]

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