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Health Benefits of Huckleberries

Huckleberry, the name immortalized by the famous character Huckleberry Finn, is one of the most popular fruits in North America. If you are unaware of it, then note that huckleberries are small fruits that resemble blueberries. These berries belong to the family Ericaceae. These berries are not only good to taste but are also useful […]


Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending July 25, 2010

Be bear-aware when picking huckleberries in Montana KXLH Helena News By KXLH Helena For avid huckleberry pickers in Montana, finding a bear in their favorite huckleberry patch is their worst-case scenario. … Of Bears and Huckleberries « Fireweed Meadow By fireweed I was in the middle of this thought, “That’s funny, why is there a […]


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 […]