Prospects for Commercial Production of Huckleberries and Bilberries

By Dr. Dan Barney, University of Idaho Commercial harvests of huckleberries and bilberries from the wild predate the nineteenth-century European settlers when these fruits were traded and bartered by Native Americans. By the late twentieth century, wildcrafted huckleberries had developed into a significant industry in the northwestern United States. Mountain huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum) is the […]

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Apple Huckleberry Tarts

Yield: 8 Servings Ingredients: Tart Dough 2 cups all purpose flour 6 ounces unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 7 Tablespoons water Filling 6 cups baking apples, preferably Granny Smith, peeled and sliced 1/3 cup huckleberries 2 Tablespoons melted butter 1/3 cup sugar Preheat […]

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Huckleberry Yogurt Dressing or Dipping Sauce

We are sharing a favorite recipe from the Huckleberry Cookbook by Alex and Stephanie Hester Give an ordinary fruit or fruit salad some extra punch with this wonderful dressing. 1 cup plain yogurt ¼ cup of honey Juice of 1 lemon Zest of 1 lemon ½ cup huckleberries Fresh cracked black pepper Combine yogurt, honey, […]

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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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Huckleberry & Circulation

Huckleberry Promotes Vasodilation for Better Peripheral Circulation By Elle VanHamagansky Platinum Quality Author What is huckleberry? Huckleberry is also known as bilberry. This delicious fruit is of the plant called huckleberry, found in the North American and European continents. It’s a shrub that grows to only 16 inches tall and the berries are usually less […]

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